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  1. B45
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    Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Which one would a native speaker say?

    Are both okay?

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Both are OK.

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    I would omit "Out" at the beginning.

    Of all the countries you have visited, ...
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    I'd use 'is', simply because you've used the present perfect in the first clause. If it had begun, "Out of all the countries you visited, ...", I'd use 'was'.
    But that's just my preference.

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    But was wouldn't be wrong?

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    But was wouldn't be wrong?
    Do you mean "Are you saying that "was" isn't necessarily wrong?" Don't forget that you can't construct a question by simply writing a statement and adding a question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Yes, If I use was in the second clause, would it be wrong or non-native?

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Yes, If I use "was" in the second clause, would it be wrong or non-native?
    Did you read what bhaisahab wrote in post #2?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

  9. B45
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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Yes, but I just needed to double confirm. Thanks.

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    Re: Out of all the countries you've visited, which one is/was your favorite?

    Why? You already thanked him for the response and three other native speakers "liked" his response.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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