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Can I use past tense in third-person narrative?

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

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    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.

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

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

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    Ohh -- That changes things.

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

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    So I can only use he and she and stuff.

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    Thanks so much :)

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    You're welcome.

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