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If the male infant, was weak at birth, he is tossed in a pit, to die.
asked Dec 16 '12 at 04:39 Von Finney New member

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You have two extra commas in this sentence and 'is' should be 'was' to agree with the tense in the introductory clause.

 

If the male infant was weak at birth, he was tossed in a pit to die.

link comment answered Dec 16 '12 at 14:20 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow
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I might suggest substituting 'would' for the 2nd 'was':  If the male infant was weak at birth, he would be tossed in a pit to die.

link comment answered Dec 16 '12 at 16:00 Shawn Mooney Expert

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