Am I correct?

  1. Raman watched his brother come/came home.
    Which should I use: come or came?
    I think the past participle ‘come’ is the right choice. Am I correct?
  2. News came in of/about the massacre in Rwanda.
    In this sentence either ‘of’ or ‘about’ can be used.
    Am I correct?

You are correct.

Hi Bev,

By the way, Allifathima said that “come” is the past participle in that sentence, but I read somewhere that it’s the (bare) infinitive.
Just wanted to make sure, do you agree that “come” is the past participle in that sentence?

Thanks.

I just meant use of ‘come’ was correct, not ‘came’.

Someone posted these.
a. Five years have been passing since his father died.
b. One year has been passing …

My suggestions,
a. It’s been five years since his father died.
b. It’s been five years since the death of his father.
c. His father died five years ago.

To use “has/have been passing since…” is totally incorrect. Am I right in saying this?

Lots of thanks

Just as I said in the thread you mention.

What about the message #5?

Thanks

Our Tort System,
Thanks for pointing out my mistake.
“Raman watched his brother coming home.”
Is this sentence also correct?

yes