One of the links in the chain which DRIVES the wheels had snapped
Q: Wasn't it supposed to be like "drived"? Could u elaborberate on that with some examples?
A: In this case (situation) we use the present tense of the verb "drive".
"chain" is a noun, therefore it is third person and requires the third person verb form.
The verb is present tense because it is describing something (an action) that happens all the time, is a permanent situation, or is something that happens regularly or all the time, for example:
- Water boils at 100° Celsius.
- I play tennis every Wednesday.
- He drives the bus 5 days per week
- Alice works for a big company.
- The car's motor makes the wheels move.
- The chain drives (makes something move) the wheels.
Q: Does "fellow workers mean "workmates"
A: Yes, it means workmates, but we usually use the terms "co-workers or colleagues"
Q: He told her wife he worked for the Corporation AND NO MORE
I failed to get and no more
A: There is a problem with this sentence:
"he told HER wife...".
"her" is a female, so usually a female does not have a wife (unless there are two lesbian women who are married).
So, the sentence should be "He told HIS wife...."
A: "no more" means that he said 'only one thing' and did not say more than that / did not say anything more / did not say anything else.
Q: His earning is only half the amount THEY used to be.
I thought "they"was supposed to be like "it"
A: You are right, "earnings" is a noun so we use the third person form of the verb (subject-verb agreement), but "earnings" is plural, so we use the plural form of the preposition it = they.
So, the sentence should be "His earnings ARE only half the amount THEY used to be."
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