Verb tense


I have so much trouble finding the corret on.

See example:

The flu season, with all the people coughing, sneezing, and blowing, make Henry hate to go out in public.
asked Sep 12 '11 at 14:02 Danielle New member

2 answers


When is this flu season? Is it every year or is this about a certain season in the past? Decide that, then make the verb agree with its subject.

link comment answered Sep 13 '11 at 04:38 Mark Heyne Expert

In addition to Mark's comments, I would suggest checking your use of 'blowing'.  I think you mean to say 'blowing their noses'. We can't just say blowing.  When a person 'blows' we definitely need an object.  When the wind blows the verb does not need an object.  For example:


I'll blow the candle out. (The object is the candle.)


The wind was blowing strongly yesterday. (No object.)

link comment answered Sep 14 '11 at 10:06 Kimberly Expert

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