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    Default Tense Question - Memorable/Unforgettable/memories

    Ex1. What is your most memorable/unforgettable stadium?


    Why is the stadium so memorable for you?


    Ex2. What was your most memorable/unforgettable?


    Why was the stadium so memorable for you?


    Q. Should the tense be in past tense even if the object (stadium) is still the most memorable/unforgettable?


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    Default Re: Tense Question - Memorable/Unforgettable/memories

    Quote Originally Posted by vcolts View Post
    Ex1. What is your most memorable/unforgettable stadium?


    Why is the stadium so memorable for you?


    Ex2. What was your most memorable/unforgettable?


    Why was the stadium so memorable for you?


    Q. Should the tense be in past tense even if the object (stadium) is still the most memorable/unforgettable?


    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Tense Question - Memorable/Unforgettable/memories

    In this case, the tense doesn't matter much. Both are intelligible and acceptable in my opinion. In most contexts I prefer the present, but you might choose the past if you were interviewing a famous but retired footballer, and the present if he was still playing.
    Last edited by probus; 23-Sep-2013 at 04:02.

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    Default Re: Tense Question - Memorable/Unforgettable/memories

    It might also depend on whether the stadium still exists- if you were asking about the old Wembley stadium, the past tense would be the natural choice.

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