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# Parallel Structure Past Tense and Present Tense Verb

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Parallel Structure Past Tense and Present Tense Verb  [#permalink]

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Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space.
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This sentence is correctly written. I initially thought that "persisting" should be "persisted". I'm still a bit confused. How do I know what "Persisting" should be in present tense? Meaning, from the sentence, how do I know that Atoms and Molecules are persisting?

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09 Mar 2018, 21:15
jooyoung99 wrote:
Astronomers have theorized that the Big Bang governs the behavior of interstellar dust, particles that comprise the atoms and molecules created in the progenitive explosion and persisting in even the emptiest regions of space.
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This sentence is correctly written. I initially thought that "persisting" should be "persisted". I'm still a bit confused. How do I know what "Persisting" should be in present tense? Meaning, from the sentence, how do I know that Atoms and Molecules are persisting?

Please always post the full question and the OA.

Also search before you post. Thanks.
astronomers-have-theorized-that-the-big-bang-governs-the-27375.html

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