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"There were only ten minutes remaining." If "remaining" is changed into "remained" here, is it incorrect?

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anonymous

"There were only ten minutes remaining." If "remaining" is changed into "remained" here, is it incorrect?

Yes. Only 'remaining' is correct.

CJ

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Thanks for your answer.Emotion: smile By the way, don't you say "Only ten minutes remained" instead of "Only ten minutes are remaining."?

anonymousThere were only ten minutes remaining.

It's a bit confusing, indeed.

There were only ten minutes left seems to be a parallel expression where the past participle is used, not the present participle.

Ok. I see. Thank you:)

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anonymousdon't you say "Only ten minutes remained"

Present: Only ten minutes remain.
Past: Only ten minutes remained.

With a there construction.
Present: There are only ten minutes remaining.
Past: There were only ten minutes remaining.

Underlined verbs carry the tense.

CJ