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Sorry to keep on coming back to this subject Emotion: embarrassed
Do you use past tense or present tense for the followings?
1) The motive of the procedure in [citation #1] was/is to eliminate possible chaotic results.

2) In general, the problematic parts should be removed first before considering applying the paste. However, the work in [citation #2] took/takes a different approach all together.
3) Due to this detrimental effect on the throughput, the paper [citation #3] adviced/advices against such suggestion.
Comments  
1) The motive of the procedure in [citation #1] was/is to eliminate possible chaotic results. Either is correct; you must look at the entire paragraph to get the tense of the wrting.

2) In general, the problematic parts should be removed first before considering applying the paste. However, the work in [citation #2] took/takes a different approach all together. Same as #1.

3) Due to this detrimental effect on the through put, the paper [citation #3] adviced/advices against such suggestion. Should be advised or advises - again, there is no way to tell what is "correct" unless there is a constant tense in the entire paper to follow.

Hi Susankay,
I would be delighted if you could give me examples for both usages (in that kind of context).

p/s: oh yes! you are right about the mistake in the third one :-)