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Past tense for results obtained

In the results section, use the past tense to set out the results you obtained.


Overall, more than 70% of the insects collected were non-phytophagous.

Results indicated that prolonged exposure to ultra-violet radiation had a positive correlation with the development of melanomas.

Following activation of NT oocytes with strontium, the cell cycle was resumed in both groups.

Present tense to refer to figures, tables and graphs

As in the previous sections use the present tense when you refer to figures, tables and graphs.


Figure 1 shows the comparative variation in the morphology of donor chromatin in both age groups of oocytes.

Table 1 below shows the stream flows calculated for each stream using Equation 1.

Figure 3 below shows the results of the second simulation indicating the decreasing power rates of all tests.

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