USE OF VERB TENSES

 

Certain verb tenses are typically used to present different types of information in each section of reports. There may, however, be variations in different fields. Check the conventions used in technical reports in your own field!

 TENSE USE IN THE INTRODUCTION

TENSE USE IN THE MATERIALS AND METHODS SECTIONS

TENSE USE IN THE RESULTS SECTION

TENSE USE IN THE CONCLUSIONS / SUMMARY SECTION

TENSE USE IN THE ABSTRACT

 

 

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S.McAnsh 2002