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Koh Elaine
Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:54:12 PM
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Changing subject is no guarantee one will fare better in the university. I have seen a friend change subject while studying in the university but finally drop out.

Should 'dropped' be used instead?

Thanks.
palapaguy
Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:06:25 PM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
Changing subject is no guarantee one will fare better in the university. I have seen a friend change subject while studying in the university but finally drop out.

Should 'dropped' be used instead?

Thanks.


It's correct as written. Or you could say "... but the friend finally dropped out."
tunaafi
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 2:02:10 AM

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Koh Elaine wrote:
I have seen a friend change subject while studying in the university but finally drop out.


The forms I have underlined are bare infinitives. You see/saw/have seen someone do something.
Koh Elaine
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2017 11:31:26 AM
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Thanks to both of you.
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