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    One experience that is memorable/sticks out

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    One experience that is memorable/sticks out for her was her trip to Hawaii. She went to the Maui Island in Hawaiian Islands. It was a very beautiful place to stay, and famous for whales coming in spring time. She reserved/booked a whale watching tour to watch whales.

    Is "stick out" never proper in the sentence? Does only "memorable" work?

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    Re: One experience that is memorable/sticks out

    You can't say "that is sticks out". If you remove "is", then "One experience that sticks out for her" is OK. If you do that, I'd follow it with "is", not "was". If you want to use "was", use "stuck out".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: One experience that is memorable/sticks out

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You can't say "that is sticks out". If you remove "is", then "One experience that sticks out for her" is OK. If you do that, I'd follow it with "is", not "was". If you want to use "was", use "stuck out".
    1.One experience that sticks out for her is her trip to Hawaii.
    2.One memorable experience for her was her trip to Hawaii.

    OK, I corrected it into 2 options as above. But does "tense" matter?
    If "is" were "was" in 1, does it sound awkward? What about 2?


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    Re: One experience that is memorable/sticks out

    You can't make it past tense. Her memory is now (present tense). The event was in the past, but her memory isn't. It's in the present -- now.
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    Re: One experience that is memorable/sticks out

    OK, I got it. What about 1? It's not about memory but experience, so you may refer to it in past tense, I guess.
    But do you think "experience" is also part of memory?

    1.One experience that sticks out for her is her trip to Hawaii.

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    Re: One experience that is memorable/sticks out

    The experience is a part of her memory. But the experience was, of course, in the past. The experience is in the past (past tense). Her memory of it is now (present tense).
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