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    The orginal sentence was:

    "One the east way of the town, the prince rides carelessly towards the castle, the horse's breath matching that of his own, like beast like man, charging through the wilderness and forest to reach his beloved."

    I have to change this to past tense but am not sure if I have to change the phrase "charging throught the wilderness". I know charging is a verb but if you read the whole sentence in the past that bit just doesn't seem right or is it just me?
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    Is that first word meant to be "one"?

    "One the east way of the town, the prince rode carelessly towards the castle, the horses breath matched that of his own, like beast like man, charged through the wilderness and forrest to reach his beloved"

    i think
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    you would have to put a pro-noun beforehand to make it flow better... "he charged through the wilderness" therefore
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    East side in the town, the hood star rides his whip to his yard, the whip making bare noise like him, bare loud, going through some waste endz to hit his ard yard.


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    I don't think you have to change it
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    (Original post by melonhead12)
    The orginal sentence was:

    "One the east way of the town, the prince rides carelessly towards the castle, the horse's breath matching that of his own, like beast like man, charging through the wilderness and forest to reach his beloved."

    I have to change this to past tense but am not sure if I have to change the phrase "charging throught the wilderness". I know charging is a verb but if you read the whole sentence in the past that bit just doesn't seem right or is it just me?
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    It's just you. The 'charging' bit doesn't change.
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    You don't have to change it, but you could, as people have suggested above. Since "charging" and "matching" are descriptive words as well as verbs you could just leave them as they are.
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    Only need to change the word "rides" - the rest are describing continuous action, and hence do not need to be put into a tense. :yep:
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    Cheers dudes, very greatly appreciated!
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    (Original post by melonhead12)
    Cheers dudes, very greatly appreciated!
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    As lots have said, because charging and matching are non-finite verbs, they can be used descriptively - so you don't need to change them to make the sentence past tense:

    "One the east way of the town, the prince rode carelessly towards the castle, the horse's breath matching that of his own, like beast like man, charging through the wilderness and forest to reach his beloved."

    ^Also is it possible you mean "on" instead of "one" or something?
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    (Original post by invis)
    As lots have said, because charging and matching are non-finite verbs, they can be used descriptively - so you don't need to change them to make the sentence past tense:

    "One the east way of the town, the prince rode carelessly towards the castle, the horse's breath matching that of his own, like beast like man, charging through the wilderness and forest to reach his beloved."

    ^Also is it possible you mean "on" instead of "one" or something?
    That's exactly the way I had it in my head, and yes I did mean "On" lol. Positve rep coming your way!
 
 
 
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