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    When we talk about the dead, use what tense: present or past? For example.

    I. I'm sorry your friend is dead. And I know you love her very much.
    II. I was sorry your friend was dead. And I knew you loved her very much.

    Which sentence is right?Pls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    When we talk about the dead, use what tense: present or past? For example.

    I. I'm sorry your friend is dead. And I know you love her very much.
    II. I was sorry your friend was dead. And I knew you loved her very much.

    Which sentence is right?Pls.
    This one is correct:I'm sorry your friend is dead. I know you loved her very much.

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    Can't I say "I was sorry your friend was dead" ?
    If not, in what situation people should say "I was sorry"? Pls.

    Ps. I heard this sentence from a movie. I am really confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    Can't I say "I was sorry your friend was dead" ?
    If not, in what situation people should say "I was sorry"? Pls.

    Ps. I heard this sentence from a movie. I am really confused.
    You can say when it completely refers to the past.

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    Dear Harry, TU!

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