Yesterday, I saw a cat __ a rat down the drain. Chased or chase ? The correct answer given was chase. Can someone explain the grammar rule here ?
Chase is correct, I am not sure why but I think it has something to do with seeing and chasing happening at the same time, or just that the action is reported. If you said I saw a cat and it chased a rat, it would be in past tense... think of other examples and it is quite clear to the inner grammar ear that 'chase' is correct, like I learned how to drive a car, he heard his mother scream, etc.
|link comment||answered Feb 16 '12 at 07:59 Tuula Salonen New member|
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