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  1. Read the following sections of text from various essays and identify the tenses used in them. You can check whether you are correct by clicking on each highlighted verb. After you have recognised the dominant tense, read the section again.
  2. Can you identify which part of an essay each section comes from and explain why the dominant tense has been used? Click on 'Explanation' in each case to see if you were correct.