find and found usage

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reefer
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find and found usage

Postby reefer » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:03 pm

can anyone define the rule for the use of find and found . ie

1/ find the machine in poor condition.
2/ found the machine in poor condition.

i will qualify it by saying that i was pinged when submitting a work report (after the work was completed)
and used the number 1 statement as the opening statement.

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"Find" VS. "Found" - more info is needed

Postby nikita » Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:03 pm

Hello, Reefer

Can you give the whole sentence please? And I'll do my best to try to help you.

Here is how I see it so far. The first one looks like an imperative (Walk two blocks and turn right). It may be used when you give instructions. For example - On the File menu, click Open.

The second one looks fine to me. Here is what it means:
I found the machine in [a] poor condition. Then I carried out essential maintenance.
Paraphrase: Found the machine in [a] poor condition, I carried out essential maintenance.

Any further questions are welcome.

Nikita



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