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    past tense in a past event

    Suppose a teacher is being asked about her students:
    Have you had a student that (was/has been/had been) rude to you?
    What would be the correct tense for the underlined section?

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    Re: past tense in a past event

    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyA View Post
    Suppose a teacher is being asked about her students:


    What would be the correct tense for the underlined section?
    "has been" would be right in most contexts. "had been" is not right. "was" works in some contexts.

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