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    When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

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    When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

    "What is the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?"
    "What was the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?"

    Under what conditions/situations do we use what is/what was to ask questions?

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    Re: When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

    You can use either there and there's no real difference in meaning IMO.

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    Re: When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

    I agree with Tdol.

    We'd usually say 'What's the funniest thing. . .?'

    It doesn't matter whether what's means what is or what was.

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    Re: When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

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    Thank you for the replies.

    So its more appropriate to say "What is the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?"

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    Re: When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    So its more appropriate to say "What is the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?"
    No. Tdol and Rover have both tld you that you can use either.

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    Re: When should we use What Is or What was to ask questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi

    Thank you for the replies.

    So its more appropriate to say "What is the funniest thing that's ever happened to you?"
    It's not more appropriate- just less work.

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