Jack stopped being a lad for a long time ago, it was amusing to see someone still try to mother him.
Above is an example sentence I made.
Previously, I wrote 'tried' instead of 'try', but I got a suggestion that I should change the verb into 'try', which is present tense. I wonder why since the whole sentence meant to be in the past.
I did some basic research. LearnenglishBritishCouncil.org said that still can be past, present or future tense. So I wonder is there any reason why try is a better choice than tried? Or should I just ignore the suggestion?
I think I figured it out by myself. As Cambridge Dictionary and BBC said that after word such as allow, permit, see, hear, make, let, or other verbs for perception (e.g., feel), the pattern would be subject + verb + object + infinitive (without to) or -ing.
She heard the doorbell ring and went to answer it.