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    is or was ?

    One of the reasons for the change in the plan is to reduce the UK debts.

    One of the reasons for the change in the plan was to reduce the UK debts.
    hi,

    By considering the following 4 facts together, which of the above sentence is correct?
    Hence use is or was?

    The plan was changed last week.
    But, the change will be in next week
    We have wanted to reduce the UK debts since last year.
    I write this sentence to explain the reason for the change now.



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    The reason was to reduce the dept,

    • but the dept still remains.
    • and the dept was reduced.


    The reason is to reduce the dept. Let's see if the plan works.

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    hi, soup

    the plan has been confirmed, but the change has not started

    in my case, should i write the reason is or the reason was?

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    Re: is or was ?

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    hi, soup

    the plan has been confirmed, but the change has not started

    in my case, should i write the reason is or the reason was?
    Use "is", it is a plan in the present tense.

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