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nolastudent

  • 4 years ago

Is this correct use of the perfect tense? I have aspired to be an engineer ever since I visited the facilities of an engineering firm in seventh grade.

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  1. Confucious
    • 4 years ago
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    Past perfect tense? because then it would be "had aspired" and you have to continue the sentence in the same way, so it would be "HAD visited"

  2. nolastudent
    • 4 years ago
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    Oops sorry, present perfect. I'm just wondering if it is grammatically correct to say the sentence: I have aspired to be an engineer ever since I visited the facilities of an engineering firm in seventh grade. BTW, should "be" be "become"?

  3. Confucious
    • 4 years ago
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    Yeah, I think it's okay, and yes "be" should be changed to "become." It sounds better that way. I also think you should insert "the" before seventh grade.

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