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    Red face It is/was the best place I have....

    Hi everyone, 'is' or 'was': Which one should I use in the context?

    I visited New Delhi five days ago. It was such a nice place. it (is/was) the best place I have ever been to.

    Note: I haven't visited a better place since that visit.


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    Re: It is/was the best place I have....

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Hi everyone, 'is' or 'was': Which one should I use in the context?

    I visited New Delhi five days ago. It was is such a nice place. It is the best place I have ever been to.

    Note: I haven't visited a better place since that visit.
    See above.
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    Re: It is/was the best place I have....

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    Is this also correct? "I visited New Delhi five days ago. It was such a nice place. it was the best place I had ever been to."

    Note:- I perhaps visited a better place after that visit

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    Re: It is/was the best place I have....

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    Is this also correct? "I visited New Delhi five days ago. It was such a nice place. It was the best place I had ever been to."

    Note:- I perhaps visited a better place after that visit
    It would be more natural if this happened five months or years ago but it's okay.

    Don't write ":-". Just use a colon.
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    Re: It is/was the best place I have....

    In answer to the original question, I think it would be OK to say:

    I visited New Delhi five years ago. It was the best place I have ever been to.

    The past perfect in the second version sounds weird to me unless you have since been somewhere nicer.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 20-Aug-2017 at 13:54. Reason: Fixing typo.

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