Helo guys, I am trying to explain the situation in red. A had a lot of food. He secretly gave some to B. But he was suprised to find that his food was not reduced the next day. Can I change it to 'had not redcued'? Not sure if 'reduced' can be used to describe this situation. A did the same thing again. Again, the food still stay the same the next day. (This is actually describing the amount of food is still the same as before. But I don't think 'stay the same' is correct here.) This the orginal version of the story. http://www.topics-mag.com/folk-tales/folk-tale-brotherly-love-kor.htm Please advice. Thank You.