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  1. B45
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    When we talk about ex-wives or ex-girlfriends

    When we talk about ex-wives or ex girlfrriends do we you past tense or present tense?

    e.g. My ex wife was/is a really good person. AND My ex wife was/is from Germany.

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    Re: When we talk about ex-wives or ex-girlfriends

    If you believe her to be a very good person, even today, I would use "is". I would use "is" in the second. She will always be "from Germany".

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    Re: When we talk about ex-wives or ex-girlfriends

    I am not a teacher.

    I agree with Mike for the first part.

    For the second, I agree with the logic of saying "is" but if I had no further contact with her I would probably say "was".

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    Re: When we talk about ex-wives or ex-girlfriends

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    If you believe her to be a very good person, even today, I would use "is".
    There's nothing wrong with using the past, though.

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    Re: When we talk about ex-wives or ex-girlfriends

    Agreed.

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    Re: When we talk about ex-wives or ex-girlfriends

    Mike, you could just use a 'like' to show your agreement. That would save us coming in to the thread only to find that nothing new has been said.

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