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15 July 2018 — Wonder

 

How would you fix the verb agreement?

 

Man shrugging

I always wondered how did I ever came up with it?

Select one or more options: 

 

1.

Change wondered to have wondered.

I have always wondered how did I ever came up with it?

2.

Change the subordinate question to statement word order.

I always wondered [how I ever came up with it.]

3.

Change did came to did come.

I always wondered how did I ever come up with it?

4.

Change the subordinate question to past and statement word order.

I always wondered how I had ever come up with it.

5.

Change the tense in the main clause to present perfect and adjust the verb form and word order in the subordinate clause.

I have always wondered [how I ever came up with it.]

GLOSSARY

subordinate (V) – in grammar, place a phrase or clause within a another clause.  See Subordinate Clauses.

reported speech – restating what someone says within another sentence. See Subordinated Statements.

embed (V) – in grammar, place a word, phrase, or clause or clause within a larger grammatical structure.  For examples of "word packaging", see Cleft Clauses.

 

SOURCE

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IMAGE

Man shrugging. By Cbarr (WMF), Wikimedia, 12 Oct 2011.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RobGrindes-shrug-143px.png. CC BY SA 3.0. Accessed 11 Jul 2018.