Exercise on Tenses in Summaries - Part 1

Summary - The Fellowship of the Ring (J.R.R. Tolkien)

Summaries are usually written in present tense. Simple present is the most important tense in summaries. But other tenses are important,too.

Decide whether to use simple present, simple past, present perfect, conjunctive or passive voice. Use the long forms.

The Fellowship of the Ring (be) the first book of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings trilogy, which (set) in a fictive world, Middle Earth. It (tell) the story of Frodo, a hobbit, and a magic ring.

As the story (begin) , Frodo (give) a magic ring. The wizard Gandalf then (tell) him of the Rings of Power and of Sauron, the Dark Lord, who (make) the Master Ring to rule all other Rings. Gandalf (advise) Frodo to leave home and keep the ring out of Sauron's hands who already (send) his Black Riders in search for it. Frodo's ring (give) Sauron the power to enslave Middle Earth.

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