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Mr. Firman invited his friend, Mr. Nulty, to come over and have dinner with him and Mrs. Stoner. The maid fixed a big dinner for the three of them, and when they were ready for dessert, she brought a cake out for Mr. Nulty because it was his fifty-ninth birthday. The candles were lit and the lights were turned out so that he could blow out the candles in the dark. Mrs. Stoner then begins to clear the table of the food and dishes.

It says to rewrite the paragraph correcting the shifts in verb tense. I don't get it

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  1. Look at the last sentence. It is NOT the same tense as the first sentence. In addition the tenses change from Active Voice to Passive Voice. So you need to change to all Active.

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  2. Mr. Firman invited his friend, Mr. Nulty, to come over and have dinner with him and Mrs. Stoner. The maid fixed a big dinner for the three of them, and when they were ready for dessert, she brought a cake out for Mr. Nulty because it was his fifty-ninth birthday. The candles were lit and the lights were turned out so that he could blow out the candles in the dark. Mrs. Stoner then begins to clear the table of the food and dishes.

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