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    Hanka Guest

    Default tenses again

    Hello,

    could you please tell me which tense is correct:

    The court rendered a decision that he WAS a British citizen as of the day of his death.

    OR

    The court rendered a decision that he HAD BEEN a British citizen as of the day of his death.

    Thank you very very much

    Hanka

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    Default Re: tenses again

    I think you can use either. You could use the past perfect to show that the death came before the decision, but there's no great need to do so.

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