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    .... has declined.... in 1992

    Hi all,


    Is this sentence correct ?

    The proportion of the workforce employed in industry HAS declined from 42% of the workforce in 1932 to 15% 1992


    Why doesn't the writer use HAD or simple past tense ?

    many thanks

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    Re: .... has declined.... in 1992

    The simple past is what we would expect. However, if the writer is referring to a chart, then the present perfect is possible - 1992 is 'present' on the chart.

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