As the storm approached, the sky becomes dark and the wind increased.

Should it be becomes or became?

  • Did you try a dictionary? What did you find? – AIQ Oct 18 '19 at 2:38

It should be "became", the past tense of to become.

  • I didn't downvote your answer but I suspect that the person who did expected you to explain why so that the questioner could understand the reason for your answer. – Ronald Sole Oct 18 '19 at 7:27

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