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    is or was ?

    Teacher, is this sentence OK?

    We received your letter of May 1, 2012. We see that there is a typo on page 2 of your letter regarding the date of the issue of the brochure. The date of the issue is January 15, 2012, not January 15, 2011.

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    Re: is or was ?

    The "is" is okay, especially when combined with "we see" instead of "we saw." It's still there. But is there a point in writing such a letter?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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