Verb tense in citations

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Verb tense in citations

  1. 1. Verb tense in citationsNotes on Academic English: Writing
  2. 2. Citation and tense• Researcher activity as agent : pastsimple.• Jones (1987) investigated the causes oflung cancer
  3. 3. Citation and tense• Researcher activity not as agent :present perfect.• The causes of lung cancer have beenwidely investigated.
  4. 4. Citation and tense• No reference to researcher activity:present simple.• The causes of lung cancer are complex.

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