--"Where is your watch?"
"It is gone."
"It was gone."
--"What happened to her?"
"She is dead."
"She was dead."
I understand first answer is right. How about second one, it's wrong? or just informal? pls.
Whether you use "was" in this kind of dialogue will depend on the full context of the situation.
As straightforward Q/A, the first option has to be right in both cases.
When people say “ I was sorry” to sb or sth , it means people don’t feel sorry any more now. right? For example:
A.“ I saw you on my father’s funeral.”
B.“Yes, I was sorry.”
So, B is not sorry now, is it?
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