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    Hi there,

    I don't know if I can use past or present tense in the following sentences:

    1. I'm glad to receive your letter.
    2. I was glad to receive your letter.
    3. It is lovely to hear from you.
    4. It was lovely to hear from you.

    eric

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    Re: tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hi there,

    I don't know if I can use past or present tense in the following sentences:

    1. I'm glad to receive your letter.
    2. I was glad to receive your letter.
    3. It is lovely to hear from you.
    4. It was lovely to hear from you.

    eric
    All sentences seem correct to me. You can use either present simple tense or past simple tense, depending on the context.
    Let`s see some other teachers` opinions.

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