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    Red face It is /was the best goal i have ever seen.

    I have a question related to grammar. I saw a memorable goal in 2015. I told my friend "That was the best goal I had ever seen"? In this case, I wanted to say that the goal was my favourite goal till then.

    Now, If I want to say the goal is still my favourite goal, 'is' or 'was' : What form should I use in the sentence "That is/was the best goal I have ever seen" ?

    I have seen in my grammar book that tenses should match and therefore I think it may be right to write “That is the best goal I have ever seen”. But I am not sure. Can you please make it clear?

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    Re: It is /was the best goal i have ever seen.

    If it was immediately after the goal was scored, you would say: "That's the best goal I have ever seen." If it's 2017 and you are talking about a goal scored in 2015, say: "That was the best goal I have ever seen."

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    Re: It is /was the best goal i have ever seen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    If it's 2017 and you are talking about a goal scored in 2015, say: "That was the best goal I have ever seen."
    I think it could be said even if it happened just hours ago.
    This morning I saw a beautiful goal. That was the best goal I have ever seen.
    I am not a teacher.

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