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I've come across some errors in the explanations of verbs in the Romanian course. I just noticed at the end of the explanation of Present 1 the sentence : " The lightbulb is invented in 1879" . This to illustrate that present can be used to refer to the past "in order to bring it into the the present". This is erroneous for the following reasons. First of all it should be "The light bulb WAS invented in 1879" since it refers to a past event, which makes it useless for this particular section, as that is the passive voice in past simple . Furthermore the use of "is" (or "are") plus past partciple refers to passive voice in the present and as such has no bearing on past. (The car is washed by my son.)

December 22, 2016

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