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# How to identify the verb?

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08 Apr 2007, 19:05
The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages.

a) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing
b) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing
c) subscriptions and then took turns drawing
d) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew
e) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns

Because the phrase"made monthly payments" suggests the use of past tense. What is the verb in the taking turns drawing phrase: took or drew?
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08 Apr 2007, 19:19
The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages.

a) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing
b) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing
c) subscriptions and then took turns drawing--Correct
d) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew--Run-on
e) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns--What did they draw?

For question: " Because the phrase"made monthly payments" suggests the use of past tense. What is the verb in the taking turns drawing phrase: took or drew?", it depends on the rest part of the sentence: "draw on the funds" rather than "take turn on the funds"(D).
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08 Apr 2007, 23:23
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09 Apr 2007, 00:24
leeye84 wrote:
The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages.

a) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing
b) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing
c) subscriptions and then took turns drawing
d) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew
e) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns

Because the phrase"made monthly payments" suggests the use of past tense. What is the verb in the taking turns drawing phrase: took or drew?

drew in my opinion is the verb .. as we are talking about putting money and taking it back.

Taking turn is not the verb as it is another mode of repayment schedule.

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09 Apr 2007, 08:57
leeye84 wrote:
The original building and loan associations were organized as limited life funds, whose members made monthly payments on their share subscriptions, then taking turns drawing on the funds for home mortgages.

a) subscriptions, then taking turns drawing
b) subscriptions, and then taking turns drawing
c) subscriptions and then took turns drawing
d) subscriptions and then took turns, they drew
e) subscriptions and then drew, taking turns

Because the phrase"made monthly payments" suggests the use of past tense. What is the verb in the taking turns drawing phrase: took or drew?

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10 Apr 2007, 13:49
"it depends on the rest part of the sentence: "draw on the funds" rather than "take turn on the funds"(D)."

"drew in my opinion is the verb"

I thought 'drew' is the verb also. But OG11 doesn't think so. According to OG, 'TOOK' is the verb of the sentence. What the hell...
10 Apr 2007, 13:49
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