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    Default Tense for job reference letter.

    Hi,

    I will leave my company. My boss will write a reference letter for me.
    What is the tense for job reference letter?
    Past tense, present tense, or mixture of both?

    Example for mixture of both past tense and present tense:
    Tom is hard-working. He always worked until 10pm.
    Tom is clever. He did not need my help.
    Tom is careful. He never made mistake.


    Thanks

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    Default Re: Tense for job reference letter.

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    I will leave my company. My boss will write a reference letter for me.
    What is the tense for job reference letter?
    Past tense, present tense, or mixture of both?

    Example for mixture of both past tense and present tense:
    Tom is hard-working. He always worked until 10pm.
    Tom is clever. He did not need my help.
    Tom is careful. He never made mistakes.


    Thanks.
    A mixture of tenses is fine. I hope your boss will write rather longer and more complicated sentences than those you have suggested.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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