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    Which one is correct?

    Which is proper English. 
    1) I didn't have enough energy to pull myself up, and I wanted to give up. But, my friends started to support me morrally, so I was able to ascend a rock.

    2) I didn't have enough energy to pull myself up, and I wanted to give up. But, because of my friends moral support, I was able to ascend a rock.

    I visited the Ermitage museum. It had/has more than 1000 halls and rooms filed with different Russian art works. ( I'm talking about the past, but I don't know whether I should use ''has'' or ''had"?

    Thank you for taking the time to respond me.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    Which is proper English. 
    1) I didn't have enough energy to pull myself up, and I wanted to give up. But, my friends started to support me morrally, so I was able to ascend a rock.

    2) I didn't have enough energy to pull myself up, and I wanted to give up. But, because of my friends moral support, I was able to ascend a rock.

    I visited the Ermitage museum. It had/has more than 1000 halls and rooms filed with different Russian art works. ( I'm talking about the past, but I don't know whether I should use ''has'' or ''had"?

    Thank you for taking the time to respond me.
    I didn't have the energy to pull myself up and I was about to give up when my friends started to give me moral support. That gave me the strength to keep going and I successfully climbed the rock.

    With "the Ermitage museum", I would say "has" especially if you know that the museum is still there. I would use "had" if a) it no longer exists or b) it no longer has 1000 halls and rooms full of art.
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