Temukan kesalahan dari kalimat-kalimat berikut ini (Part 1)
- Roy rode his bike
too fast when he was entering
a tight corner. He was fallen down
hard but luckily, he didn't suffer
any serious injury.
- Our field is plant
with rice all year round
. It's quite rewarding
as we often get
a massive amount of crops at the end
of the season.
- Boss finally fired Sam
two days ago. He has been reminding
to come at
the office on time for many times
but he kept showing up
- Sarah were picked
up by Jonah
last night. I think they were going
the new movie, "Doraemon 2".
- When I came home
from school yesterday, the cake was still be baked
. I was a little disappointed
because I was very starving.
Kesalahan bisa ditemukan pada kata-kata bergaris bawah.
Sorry, Hermione and Farid
1. "...he had fallen
down..." or "...he fell
down..." should be the right one. "...has fell
..." is wrong because the auxiliary verb "has" comes with a past participle (=fallen
). Then, using "has" instead of "had" is inappropriate because the sentences are in past form (indication: the use of past verbs "rode", "was entering", and "didn't suffer"). To me, the best answer is "fell
down". We don't really need to use the past perfect tense (=had fallen
) unless we want to stress that one event/action happened before the other. e.g. "He had fallen
down before I could grab
him." or "When I arrived
, everybody had gone
3. It's the similar case to that of No. 1. Using "has" instead of "had" is also inappropriate because the sentences are in past form (indication: the use of past verbs "fired" and "kept"). So, the right one should be "had
5. "was very starving" sounds unusual. Some adjectives cannot/should not be combined with adverbs of degree like "very" and "so". These adjectives (such as "starving", "perfect", "excellent", "superb", etc.) are called non-gradable adjectives. "Starving" itself means "very hungry"; therefore, we don't say "very starving". Just say "I was starving".
@shinichi, nice.. but it would be better if you could gives explanation in Indonesian, so the other members will be understood.