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Essay formats in terms of grammar?

Should you be consistent when you're writing an essay. Like always stay in the past tense or present tense when you are writing an essay? or it depends? Should different paragraphs have different tense?

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  1. ovatoserrate says:

    Just make sure it makes sense, and that you have all the right punctuation in the right places. You can alternate between tenses; for example, if you are refering to a past event in order to make a point. Make sure that the verbs agree with the tense though.