Exercise on Tenses in Summaries - Part 3
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.
A council then
(decide) that the ring
(must / destroy) and
(send) nine individuals, the fellowship of the ring, to the Cracks of Doom to fulfil this task. The group
(travel) through the lands of Hollom and finally
(come) to the mines of Moria. There they
(have to) fight against orcs and a demon of flames called Balrog. Fighting Balrog on the bridge of Khazad-Dum, Gandalf
(save) his friends. Gandalf himself, however,
(drag) into the depths by the demon. The others
(manage) to escape.
When Boromir, one of the fellowship,
(try) to steal the ring, Frodo
(realise) that he
(have to) continue on his own. His dear friend Sam, however,
(want/not) to let him go alone. So he
(accompany) him and eventually the two of them
(reach) the evil land of Mordor.