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Hi. Are these correct?

If nos 1 and 2 are correct. Then, for nos. 1 and 2, what do you call the underlined parts? Adverbials of some kind?

For no. 3, do you think it is in good style (correct?) to use a past perfect tense in an adverbial clause (I think it is an adverbial clause) when the order of things seems to clear without it?

For nos. 4 and 5, assuming these are comprehension questions for a story, would you say the present tenses are correct (with the past tense for the underlined parts)? I am sorry but could you answer this, too? Do you think using both present and past tenses for comprehension questions for a story is good style (perhaps, incorrect??)?

1. Where there was lack of zeal, now there is a great passion for study.

2. Now that he has grown up, I feel he is ready for the challenge.

3. After he had done that, did he proceed to do the next task?

4. Does he do what he was asked to?

5. What does he do when he was asked to do his homework?
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If nos 1 and 2 are correct. Then, for nos. 1 and 2, what do you call the underlined parts? Adverbials of some kind?-- Yes, precisely.

For no. 3, do you think it is in good style (correct?) to use a past perfect tense in an adverbial clause (I think it is an adverbial clause) when the order of things seems to clear without it?-- Not necessary, but OK for emphasis of the order of events.

For nos. 4 and 5, assuming these are comprehension questions for a story, would you say the present tenses are correct (with the past tense for the underlined parts)?-- Yes, they read fine to me.

Do you think using both present and past tenses for comprehension questions for a story is good style (perhaps, incorrect??)?-- They are certainly OK here, since the 'asking' happened in the past of the 'doing' in the narrative.
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Hi. Thank you very much.

You wrote:

For nos. 4 and 5, assuming these are comprehension questions for a story, would you say the present tenses are correct (with the past tense for the underlined parts)?-- Yes, they read fine to me.

Do you think using both present and past tenses for comprehension questions for a story is good style (perhaps, incorrect??)?-- They are certainly OK here, since the 'asking' happened in the past of the 'doing' in the narrative.

The number 3 and 4 sentences/questions that I wrote in the first post of this tread were/are these:

Does he do what he was asked to?

What does he do when he was asked to do his homework?

If one question were in present tense and if the other question were in past tense, would you say they are correct (perhaps, the question should be asked, "... would you say they are in good style?")?

Does he do what he was asked to? - in present tense



What did he do when he had been asked (or - was asked) to do his homework? - in past tense

I think we can use the present tense to ask what I would call a general question like "What is the genre of this story?", no matter which tenses, either past or present, were used for all or some of the rest of the questions. (I am not sure I wrote correctly to reflect to what I wanted to say, though.)
In asking these sorts of comprehension questions about a previously-read text, either tense seems fine and natural to me; but for good style, don't mix them within the same question set.