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    #1

    Rumours circulate that the President

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    Rumours circulate that the President wanted to resign but was persuaded by his wife not to. Allegedly, she told him that she couldn't bear the disgrace of suddenly not being called the first lady anymore.

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    #2

    Re: Rumours circulate that the President

    Did you really mean to use the present tense for the main verb in the first sentence?

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    #3

    Re: Rumours circulate that the President

    Yes. I used the present tense intentionally because I imagined that those rumours still circulate. Was that wrong? Should I have used the past instead?

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    Re: Rumours circulate that the President

    Okay, then the present tense is fine but it sounds odd to use the present simple there. I'd expect the present continuous.

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