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    #1

    He was blamed, for he was/is a lazy.

    1.He was blamed, for he was lazy.

    2. He was blamed, for he is lazy.


    If he is a still lazy, do we have to say like 2?
    Last edited by wotcha; 05-Apr-2012 at 07:01.

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    #2

    Re: He was blamed, for he was/is a gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1.He was blamed, for he was.

    2. He was blamed, for he is gay.


    If he is a still gay, do we have to say like 2?
    Neither sentence is natural.

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    #3

    Re: He was blamed, for he was/is a gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    1.He was blamed, for he was.

    2. He was blamed, for he is gay.


    If he is a still gay, do we have to say like use 2?
    I assume there is a word missing from #1.

    As bhaisahab said, neither sentence is natural - the meaning simply isn't clear regardless of which tense you use. In addition, please note:

    - we rarely say someone is "a gay" as you did within your question in the last sentence. It can be used but it's not very nice!

    - I am not attempting to start any controversial conversations here, but if someone is gay, then they are gay. Asking "If he is still gay ..." makes no sense. If he was gay when whatever it is he is being blamed for happened, then of course he is "still gay".

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    #4

    Re: He was blamed, for he was/is a gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I assume there is a word missing from #1.

    As bhaisahab said, neither sentence is natural - the meaning simply isn't clear regardless of which tense you use. In addition, please note:

    - we rarely say someone is "a gay" as you did within your question in the last sentence. It can be used but it's not very nice!

    - I am not attempting to start any controversial conversations here, but if someone is gay, then they are gay. Asking "If he is still gay ..." makes no sense. If he was gay when whatever it is he is being blamed for happened, then of course he is "still gay".

    I wasn't thinking right. I changed the words. Thank you.

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    #5

    Re: He was blamed, for he was/is a gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by wotcha View Post
    I wasn't thinking right. I changed the words. Thank you.
    You can't go wrong using the past tense in situations like this.

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