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    Red face it is the best moment....

    Hi everyone, should I use "it is the best moment" or "it was the best moment" in the following context?

    I was 18 when I first went to my college. I met Mr. Pradyuman, who was a teacher of philosophy. He gave me some pieces of life changing advice and a book as a gift. It is/was the best moment in my life that I've ever experienced.

    Note: I have never experienced another moment like that since then.

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    Re: it is the best moment....

    Much like the other thread, you need to follow this pattern:

    It was the best moment I had ever experienced.
    It is the best moment I have ever experienced.

    Given your note at the end, you need to use "is" and "have ever".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: it is the best moment....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Much like the other thread, you need to follow this pattern:

    It was the best moment I had ever experienced.
    It is the best moment I have ever experienced.

    Given your note at the end, you need to use "is" and "have ever".
    Now it's clear. I was not sure if I could use 'it is' in the sentence because I was referring a past event. Your explanation has made it clear to me. I always thought there was a conflict of tenses in this kind of sentence. Thanks for all the help.

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