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    subhajit123 is offline Banned
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    Unhappy This is/was because

    Hi everyone, can someone tell me the rule regarding when to use this is/was because.

    "Through the experience of the DSCE, I felt like my life goal had finally been achieved, but when I desperately pleaded with God to let me back into that state, I soon realized it was almost impossible to achieve on my own. This is because I had only become partially self-realized."

    I found this from a blog where the writer used 'this is because'. Shouldn't he have used 'this was beacuse' as he was referring a past event? If not can someone please explain the rule?
    Last edited by subhajit123; 30-Jul-2017 at 17:01.

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    GoesStation is offline Moderator
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    Re: This is/was because

    The present or the simple past are both possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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