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  1. Newbie
    Interested in Language
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    #1

    What is the correct and why?

    It was a great idea.
    It is a great idea.
    Which one is the correct and why, Iím trying to enhance my writing.
    Thank you all : )
    Please if you remark anything about my writing let me know.

  2. emsr2d2's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: What is the correct and why?

    Depending on context, they are both fine. The only difference is the tense.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: What is the correct and why?

    Welcome to Using English, truelove.ksa.

    A better thread title would have been 'It was/is a great idea'.

    Please read the Posting Guidelines, especially this one:

    Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed. (Avoid phrases like "HELP!", "Urgent!", "translation please", "how do I say this", "I'm new" and similar expressions.)

    Rover

  4. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #4

    Re: What is the correct and why?

    It was a great idea. (Two years ago)
    It is a great idea. (Now/Always)

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