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    isabel neves is offline Newbie
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    Default what is the correct verb tense ?

    Dear teacher

    In the following sentence are both the Present Simple and Past Simple correct?

    They were/ are in the USA for two months to visit their family.

    I feel the Simple Present is not right..

    Can you say to put out a cigarette?

    Thank you so much
    Isabel Neves

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    Default Re: what is the correct verb tense ?

    You can use the Present Simple if the subject is still in the USA. Personally I'd say:

    They are in the USA for two months visiting their family

    but the form you have used may also be correct.

    And yes, you can put out a cigarette.

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