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    One of the proudest moments in my life has been/was/is...

    One of the proudest moments in my life has been / was / is, after months of waiting and doubt, finally qualifying for the soccer team.

    Which verb should I use?

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    Re: One of the proudest moments in my life has been/was/is...

    I'd go for "is".

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    Re: One of the proudest moments in my life has been/was/is...

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    One of the proudest moments in my life has been / was / is, after months of waiting and doubt, finally qualifying for the soccer team.
    If you are talking about qualifying many years ago, then 'was' is possible.

    Whenever the qualifying was, you may hear 'is', but I think that 'has been' is the most natural.
    Last edited by 5jj; 30-Nov-2011 at 15:41. Reason: typo

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