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    Was or is

    In the below sentence what is appropriate? Is or Was ?


    “Could you please advise me if there was/is an opportunity available at this stage?”


    If the answer is WAS then please tell me why IS not correct since this the sentence is in present tense?

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    Re: Was or is

    Quote Originally Posted by english_learn View Post
    In the below sentence what is appropriate? Is or Was ?


    “Could you please advise me if there was/is an opportunity available at this stage?”


    If the answer is WAS then please tell me why IS not correct since this the sentence is in present tense?
    "is" is correct.

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