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    What is the difference ?

    Who was the first man in space ?
    Who is the first man in space ?


    I am triying to teach english to my son. In a story which he reads, it says that Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. How should l ask according to the story ? " Who was " or " Who is "

    Thank you.

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    Re: What is the difference ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Xanadu View Post
    Who was the first man in space ?
    Who is the first man in space ?


    I am trying to teach English to my son. In a story which he is reading, it says that Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space. How should l ask according to the story? " Who was " or " Who is "

    Thank you.
    "Who was...?"

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