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    Default past tense or present tense?

    According to the human history, people understood the importance of communication.
    According to the human history, people understand the importance of communication.
    Should I use present tense or past tense? (understand or understood)???
    thanks

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    Default Re: past tense or present tense?

    Firstly, you should change 'according to', which is a way of giving people's ideas, statements, etc. How about:
    Throughout history, people have understood...

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