Grammar Watch

Spotted a grammar mistake while watching Crime Watch. What’s the mistake?

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Crime Watch does a great job educating the public on law and order in Singapore, but it should get a new transcriber. (See photo in previous post)

The error: I saw him took.
Correct: I saw him take.

After verbs of perception (see watch, listen, hear, feel, observe, notice, etc., we use a BARE infinitive, which is really the present tense version of the word.

see/hear/verbs of perception + object + bare infinitive

I felt him shake my body
I saw the man hit the woman
I heard them shout vulgarities