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    He is/was a (former) Commissioner of Police.

    He is a former Commissioner of Police.
    He was a former Commissioner of Police.
    He was a Commissioner of Police.

    What is the difference in meaning between the above sentences?

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    #2

    Re: He is/was a (former) Commissioner of Police.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    He is a former Commissioner of Police. He's alive.
    He was a former Commissioner of Police. He's dead.
    He was a Commissioner of Police. He may be alive or he may be dead.

    What is the difference in meaning between the above sentences?

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