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Subjet and Verb - Doubt

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After all the gardening we did , the sun shining on the flowerbeds makes a beautiful sight.

Would be also correct to use Made instead of makes?

Could someone please help me ?

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vitorpteixeira wrote:
After all the gardening we did , the sun shining on the flowerbeds makes a beautiful sight.

Would be also correct to use Made instead of makes?

Could someone please help me ?

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Yes, there is nothing wrong in changing the tense(if it makes sense).

So, both of the following are correct:

After all the gardening we did , the sun shining on the flowerbeds makes a beautiful sight.

After all the gardening we did , the sun shining on the flowerbeds made a beautiful sight.
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After all the gardening we did , the sun shining on the flowerbeds makes a beautiful sight.

Would be also correct to use Made instead of makes?

Hi vitorpteixeira, this is not a subject verb agreement issue but a tense issue.

As for this sentence:

After all the gardening we did , the sun shining on the flowerbeds made a beautiful sight.

Perhaps a more appropriate sentence would be:

After all the gardening we had done, the sun shining on the flowerbeds made a beautiful sight.

This is because when two events happen in the past (gardening and making beautiful sight), gardening had been done earlier in the past and so, must be preferably expressed in past perfect. Some people do opine however, that since the word after has been used, the sequence of events is already every clear and so, we don't need to necessarily use past perfect to depict the chronological sequence of the two events.

p.s. Our book EducationAisle Sentence Correction Nirvana discusses Past perfect tense, its application and examples in significant detail. If someone is interested, PM me your email-id; I can mail the corresponding section.
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