If a little tomato sauce is .... to it, its taste will definitely improve.

I think that "add" should go in the blank.

But, according to what I understand in this sentence I cannot use add here because it is not forming a grammatically correct sentence and I have no clue what else to use.

Please correct me if i am wrong

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    A correct answer woukd be is added.
    – Vlammuh
    Aug 28, 2015 at 5:59
  • @Sander Yes,but why the verb(add) changed to past.it sounds correct but i don't think we should violate the rule. Aug 28, 2015 at 6:00
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    It is not a past, it is a passive verb. The tomato sauce cannot add itself, someone or soemthing else performs the action.
    – Vlammuh
    Aug 28, 2015 at 6:01
  • @Sander Okay i need to remember this form of sense.. Aug 28, 2015 at 6:03
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    And -very important - the second 'its' corresponds to the first 'it', showing the need for a passive construction. Not the tomato sauce, but the 'it' will taste better.
    – Stephie
    Aug 28, 2015 at 7:02

1 Answer 1


The answer to your question is is added.

If a little tomato sauce is added to it, its taste will definitely improve.

Your title and first line differ, and I was going off the first line with is added. If using only your title, the answer would be just added.


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