English

posted by .

Can I use past tense in third-person narrative?

Like being the first child of her family, she had the burden of ...

  • English -

    Yes. You can use any tense in a third-person narrative.

    It seems to me that you are writing a descriptive essay, ather than narrative. Narratives tell stories. Check this site.

    (Broken Link Removed)

  • English -

    As far as I know, you can. You might want to see what Ms. Sue or another person says.

  • English -

    The essay is supposed to be about yourself in the perspective of someone you know. Is that narrative?

  • English -

    Ohh -- That changes things.

    You're supposed to write about something that happened to you from the point of view of someone else.

  • English -

    So I can only use he and she and stuff.

  • English -

    Right.

  • English -

    Thanks so much :)

  • English -

    You're welcome.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. english

    how does shifting the point of view [third person to first person] change the effect on the reader It's very confusing. If a story or essay starts out in 3rd person, the reader picks up on that and expects that to continue -- a shift …
  2. english

    are these tenses correct please Educating myself about financial planning makes me an efficient student. (Present tense) I had financial problems when I failed to save. (Past tense) Financially I have to know how to plan ahead. (Future …
  3. English

    I have a question about the point of view of this would be story; It starts with this sentence: I was drving down the mainstreet in a small city and was astounded to see an old buddy looking like he had been dragged through the mud.. …
  4. English

    Writeacher, I urgently need you to check these sentences. Thank you. 1) You forgot to mention the fact that Robinson keeps himself busy by writing (keeping) a diary using the paper, pen and ink he finds on the wrecked ship. 2) He realizes …
  5. english

    Has been looked, watched make have had looked Are all of these in the past tense?
  6. English

    1. Do you like vanilla-flavored ice cream?
  7. English - grammar

    I need my sentence to be past tense third person. I know my main verb 'caused' is past tense, but the 'prime acting citizens' phrase is confusing me since 'acting' ends in 'ing', which is not past tense. Do I need to change it to make …
  8. English/Creative Writing

    Will you help me? I don't know how I am supposed formulate my answers. A story's beginning should interest the reader and draw him or her into action. What would be some effective ways to start the following stories?
  9. English (Check)

    Underline the verbs in the past tense and circle the verbs in the past perfect tense. 1. He _told_ how he (had found) permanent houses and that he (had also seen) maize.
  10. English

    The resolution of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" shows Mitty ___________. realizing for the first time that his wife is a good person. dying in a car accident while daydreaming. imagining that he is bravely facing a fire squad. …

More Similar Questions