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    Past tense versus present tense

    Which of these two sentences is more appropriate or common: "Oscar Wilde WAS an author with a cynical view of life." or "Oscar Wilde IS an author with a cynical view of life."

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    Re: Past tense versus present tense

    Since he is dead, use the past tense.

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    Re: Past tense versus present tense

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Since he is dead, use the past tense.
    That would also be the "passed" tense.

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