Flew Vs Fly

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Flew Vs Fly

Post by Brahman » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:44 am

1. There have been instances where butterflies flew hundreds of kilometers in a day.

2. There have been instances where butterflies fly hundreds of kilometers in a day.


I feel that sentence 1 is correct --- "flew" is the correct verb. But I cannot explain why. Could someone help me?

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Re: Flew Vs Fly

Post by Alan » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:46 am

'Have flown' is the most natural choice, but 'flew' would be acceptable.

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