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# Verb Tense Revision: With government funding for the

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13 Jul 2017, 06:37
souvik101990 wrote:
The sentence makes clear that the timeframe in question is "the past several
years." Since the action began in the past but continues to the present, the
appropriate tense is the present perfect (for example, "have walked", "have eaten",
etc.)

(A) This choice incorrectly uses the conditional tense "would feel," which is
inappropriate here to indicate an actual occurrence.

(B) This choice incorrectly uses the future tense "will feel," which is inconsistent with
the past and present nature of the event.

(C) CORRECT. The present perfect "have felt" correctly indicates that that the
orchestras began to feel the pressure in the past and continue to feel the pressure in
the present.

(D) This choice incorrectly uses the simple present tense "feel," which does not
indicate that the action began in the past and continues to the present.

(E) This choice incorrectly uses the present tense "are feeling," which does not
address the past nature of the sentence.

Hi Souvik, the explanantion is well taken, however consider a similar statement (self made):
With the inaction of the governments over past several years, the citizens are bearing the brunt of global warming.
Question: Is"are bearing" i.e. presently suffering wrong here?
I an kind of unable to understand, y is E wrong (although i undstand y C is right)..i mean the pressure is still being felt...so people are feeling...

Hope to get an answer soon, I am not too much of a grammar person, try to identify error based on logic.

Thanx
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13 Jul 2017, 07:11
saurabhsavant wrote:
Hi Souvik, the explanantion is well taken, however consider a similar statement (self made):
With the inaction of the governments over past several years, the citizens are bearing the brunt of global warming.
Question: Is"are bearing" i.e. presently suffering wrong here?
I an kind of unable to understand, y is E wrong (although i undstand y C is right)..i mean the pressure is still being felt...so people are feeling...

Hope to get an answer soon, I am not too much of a grammar person, try to identify error based on logic.

Thanx

Hi saurabhsavant ,

Here is the flaw. "Are bearing" means action started now and is in continuous form.

Other examples: I am eating. We are playing. The girls are dancing. Did you see the difference?

"have beared" means it started in the past and have its effect at present as well.

As per the meaning of the sentence, we are told that it started for the past couple of years. Hence, we need to make sure that it started in the past.

Hence, using "are bearing" is completely wrong here.

Let me know in case of any concern.
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14 Jul 2017, 23:43
abhimahna wrote:
saurabhsavant wrote:
Hi Souvik, the explanantion is well taken, however consider a similar statement (self made):
With the inaction of the governments over past several years, the citizens are bearing the brunt of global warming.
Question: Is"are bearing" i.e. presently suffering wrong here?
I an kind of unable to understand, y is E wrong (although i undstand y C is right)..i mean the pressure is still being felt...so people are feeling...

Hope to get an answer soon, I am not too much of a grammar person, try to identify error based on logic.

Thanx

Hi saurabhsavant ,

Here is the flaw. "Are bearing" means action started now and is in continuous form.

Other examples: I am eating. We are playing. The girls are dancing. Did you see the difference?

"have beared" means it started in the past and have its effect at present as well.

As per the meaning of the sentence, we are told that it started for the past couple of years. Hence, we need to make sure that it started in the past.

Hence, using "are bearing" is completely wrong here.

Let me know in case of any concern.

Hey Thanx a ton, that was super simple way of explaining...
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20 Sep 2017, 13:23
samark wrote:
With government funding for the arts dwindling, even major orchestras would feel the pressure of trying to meet their payroll and travel costs over the past several years.

(A) would feel
(B) will feel
(C) have felt
(D) feel
(E) are feeling

[s]With government funding for the arts dwindling[/s], even major orchestras have felt the pressure of trying to meet their payroll and travel costs over the past several years.

=> even major orchestras have felt the pressure over the past several years.

clearly makes sense
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24 Sep 2017, 01:02
With government funding for the arts dwindling, even major orchestras would feel the pressure of trying to meet their payroll and travel costs over the past several years.

pay attention to "over the past several years"

(A) would feel
conditional would is wrong
(B) will feel
use of future tense with "over the past several years" is wrong
(C) have felt
Correct
(D) feel
use of present tense with "over the past several years" is wrong
(E) are feeling
use of present tense with "over the past several years" is wrong
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15 Oct 2017, 01:48
With government funding for the arts dwindling, even major orchestras would feel the pressure of trying to meet their payroll and travel costs over the past several years.

(A) would feel - Would is used to show possibility or future tense w.r.t. an event of the past
(B) will feel - We don't need future tense
(C) have felt - Correct.
(D) feel - We don't need present tense
(E) are feeling - We don't need present continuous
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29 Nov 2017, 03:10
+1 for C. Use have as we need to denote the outcome of an activity that happened over a period of time.
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