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    He is/was history

    A. How's your boyfriend?
    B. He is history.
    He was history.

    Could either is/was be correct?

    Thanks.

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    Re: He is/was history

    Quote Originally Posted by Winwin2011 View Post
    A. How's your boyfriend?
    B. He is history.
    He was history.

    Could either is/was be correct?

    Thanks.
    Hi Winwin2011

    Both sentences are grammatically correct, but in this context (even if there isn't much) I would say only "he's history" is correct. The other one might be used later by A, speaking to someone else (whom I sall call C):

    A: I asked _____ about her boyfriend. ________ told me he was history.
    C: It's no big surprise to me. I always thought they really were a mismatch.

    Greetings,

    charliedeut

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    Re: He is/was history

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Hi Winwin2011

    Both sentences are grammatically correct, but in this context (even if there isn't much) I would say only "he's history" is correct. The other one might be used later by A, speaking to someone else (whom I sall call C):

    A: I asked _____ about her boyfriend. ________ told me he was history.
    C: It's no big surprise to me. I always thought they really were a mismatch.

    Greetings,

    charliedeut
    Thanks,charliedeut.

    You've explained very clearly with great examples!

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