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    #1

    the great era of..

    Hello
    could you please help me!
    Why the simple present is used in the following sentences although there is a date refers to the past ??
    _Antibiotics: (1950) The great era of discovery of present-day antibiotics begins, and WHO begins advising countries on their responsible use.
    _Polio: (1988) The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is established at a time when polio paralyzed more than 350 000 people a year.
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    Re: the great era of..

    Please tell us the source and author of your quoted text.

    Click here to read about the historical present.

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    Re: the great era of..

    I don't know who is the writer ,but this is the source,

    http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues...lth/index.html

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    Re: the great era of..

    Quote Originally Posted by Rita93 View Post
    I don't know who is the writer is (no comma here) but this is the source:

    http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues...lth/index.html
    See above. You didn't need a comma in your sentence but, when you do use a comma, put a space after it but not before it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: the great era of..

    "Why the simple present is used?"

    "Why
    is the simple present used?"

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