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    Was/would be/is - which one is more natural

    Hi all.
    1.In later times, the word elegy came to mean that the topic of the poem was mournful, even the form of the poem might be completely unlike the ancient Greek elegiac couplets.
    2.In later times, the word elegy came to mean that the topic of the poem is mournful, even the form of the poem might be completely unlike the ancient Greek elegiac couplets.
    3.In later times, the word elegy came to mean that the topic of the poem would be mournful, even the form of the poem might be completely unlike the ancient Greek elegiac couplets

    Are all these sentences fine? Which one is more natural?
    Thanks.
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    Re: Was/would be/is - which one is more natural

    Quote Originally Posted by sumon. View Post
    Hi all.
    1.In later times, the word elegy came to mean that the topic of the poem was mournful, even the form of the poem might be completely unlike the ancient Greek elegiac couplets.

    Are all these sentences fine? Which one is more natural?
    Thanks.
    1. is correct. The others are unnatural.

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