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    #11

    Re: Tom is grateful that he is/has been/was admitted to the school.

    I'd use b) in that situation.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

    Re: Tom is grateful that he is/has been/was admitted to the school.

    C is also possible, but I agree that B is the most likely.
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    #13

    Re: Tom is grateful that he is/has been/was admitted to the school.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    They're all grammatical and natural but they obviously have different uses, since they use different tenses.

    Which one is best depends on exactly what you want to focus on—present, past, or future.
    jutfrank, could you please tell me in what use you think of (a) is grammatical and natural? (This is definitely the last question of the thread, please. )
    I am not a teacher. If there is anything ungrammatical in my post, please correct it. I am grateful for your help.

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    #14

    Re: Tom is grateful that he is/has been/was admitted to the school.

    Quote Originally Posted by kadioguy View Post
    jutfrank, could you please tell me in what use you think of (a) is grammatical and natural?
    (a) and (b) are much the same, since they both use the present tense to talk about Tom's current state.

    I agree with the others that (b) is a more likely utterance. I can't easily think of a context where (a) would be preferable.

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