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A friend of mine just gave birth to a baby and I wrote 'A new star has been born' in a card. But now that I've sent the card, I come to wonder if this line is normal and acceptable as a part of my warm wishes to this friend. So, my questions are:
What is the difference between (1) a new star has been born and (2) a new star is born?
For this card I wrote, which line is more suitable?
Thanks Engee30 for your reply. But in that case, can I say that both sentences are okay and correct, just that 'A new star has been born' is less common to be used in a greeting card?
With is born, the phrase being expressed in the so-called historic present, the whole sentence reads to me like a headline in a newspaper, which normally gives us the most important information.
So, yes, has been born seems less common to be used on a greeting card in my humble opinion. Other members' opinion on this might differ, of course.
'A new star is born' is a fairly standard phrase and is the form more likely to be found in cards, but I agree that both are correct.