Dear teachers,

Please, tell me if the tenses put are correct or not.

Have you heard Agatha Christie? She was a writer who died in 1976. She wrote (is has written possible?) more than 70 detective stories.

Thanks in advance

Nata..
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I'm not a native speaker, but I think 'have you heard of' is better and 'she had written' is more grammatical.

I would like to hear about other opinions too. Emotion: smile

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Nata..
Danny2312I'm not a native speaker, but I think 'have you heard of' is better and 'she had written' is more grammatical.

I would like to hear about other opinions too. Emotion: smile

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Thanks Danny:))

oh yeah, i omitted the preposition "of"

thanks, anyways Emotion: smile

Yes, let's see what others say

Ragards

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Would it be better to say "she had written..." only if the there was a continuation, such as "she had written more than 70 stories before her death.", or "she had written 70 stories before any of her contemperaries had written 50."?

Or does it matter?

"She wrote" to me sounds like it would be better if it was more simple and concise, such as "she wrote a lot of stories."

Interested to see the professional opinions on this one!
Hallo

Yes, I am also to the opinion that it is better the Simple Past.

anyways..thanks

Let's see what others have.

Regards

Nata..
Hi Natalli,

I'm not a native but I'd say like this:

Have you heard of Agatha Christie? She was a writer who died in 1976. She wrote more than 70 detective stories.
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Hi

Thanks a lot Ruslana.Emotion: smile

Regards

Nata..
RuslanaHi Natalli, I'm not a native but I'd say like this:
Have you heard of Agatha Christie? She was a writer who died in 1976. She wrote more than 70 detective stories.

I'm a native speaker, and I'd say it this way too!

Aww Barb, you make me confident in my language skills. Emotion: giggle
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