The Word “Did” is Always Followed by a Present Tense Verb

Last updated: January 5, 2019 at 3:29 am
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The word “did” is always followed by a present tense verb.

One of the most common mistakes I’ve heard among Caribbean speakers of the English Language is one that involves the word “did.”

Always remember that “did” is always followed by a present tense verb. Example:

Correct: Did you “go” to school yesterday?

Incorrect: Did you “went” to school yesterday?

But didn’t the action take place in the past? And isn’t “went” the past tense?

That’s the thing about the English Language. It’s not straight forward. There are more exceptions than rules.

For many of us, this is easily understood. But for those of you who still get caught with this, always remember: “did” is followed by the present tense.

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