Exploring Tense Agreement and Its Role in Sentence Structure


At Crowd Content University, we have an abundance of Grammar School lessons to help you fine tune your writing skill. Today, we’re going to discuss tense agreement. While you might try to do your best when it comes to tense agreement, even the most experienced writer has been known to make a mistake or two along the way when it comes to tense agreement.

Tense agreement is what helps your sentence flow smoothly. Your verb tense should remain in either the present or the past tense. You don’t want to switch tenses mid-sentence. This leaves the reader confused and colludes your message. To clearly convey your message, you need to understand the rules pertaining to tense agreement.

Here’s an overview of the lesson.

The Basics

The first thing you need to understand is what tense agreement is and how it applies to your writing. In this lesson, you will get an overview of the different tenses and a few examples of how to correctly write a sentence for cohesiveness and flow.

Adding in Subordinate Clauses

While you want to keep verb tense consistent throughout the sentence, there are times when it is acceptable to use two different tenses. Learn more about when it’s acceptable to change tenses mid-sentence and how the addition of a subordinate clause can change the rules up.

Consistency is Crucial

Lastly, the lesson discusses the importance of consistency when writing content. You can choose what tense you want to write in, but consistency is the key to compelling and engaging copy.

Don’t get caught writing sentences that confuse the reader and leave them bewildered at what they just read. Learn how to hone your writing skills and stay consistent with your verb tenses by checking out the Grammar School lessons on Crowd Content University.


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