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    1.when we talk about information that was given by a book, what "tense" should we use?



    2. (first sentence) lala have a father.
    (answer) the sentence indicate lala have a father.

    (when we answer the first sentence what "tense" should we use? past or present? )
    (in this sentence, we use "indicated" or "indicate" we are taking about information in the first sentence. and also, in the answer sentence, we use "have" or "had")?

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    Default Re: confusion! need help~

    When talking about books, some use the present tense and other the past.

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    will you provide me some example? i alway confusing when to use past and present when talking about information from book . how about the example i provided above, what tense shall we use in that sentence.

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    Default Re: confusion! need help~

    If Lala's father is alive throughout the book, then I would use 'Lala has a father'.

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