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Thu March 27, 2014 By: Mrunalini Kore

when the word boys is in plural form then the answer must be finished but the answer given is finish. how is it?

Expert Reply
Snehal Naik
Tue June 10, 2014

The word ‘finished’ is the past tense of the verb ‘finish’.

The word ‘boys’ is the plural form of the noun ‘boy’.

The verb ‘finish’ will be used with the noun ‘boys’ when the sentence is in the present tense or a habitual action.

Example: The boys finish eating their snacks quickly.

The verb ‘finished’ will be used with the noun ‘boys’ when the sentence is in the past tense.

Example: The boys finished their homework on time.

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