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    #1

    The Elizabethan era was/in the epoch

    Hi,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabethan_era

    - The Elizabethan era was the epoch in English history of Queen Elizabeth I's reign (1558–1603).

    I would like to ask if I can use 'is' instead of 'was' in the sentence.

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    Re: The Elizabethan era was/in the epoch

    I would stick with "was".

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    #3

    Re: The Elizabethan era was/in the epoch

    Why not "is"? It is a fact. I feel confused.

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    Re: The Elizabethan era was/in the epoch

    Yes, it is a fact, but it is a past fact. There have been many other epochs.

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    Re: The Elizabethan era was/in the epoch

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Why not "is"? It is a fact. I feel confused.
    It would not be wrong to use is.

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