Results 1 to 4 of 4
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,277
    #1

    'is' or 'was'

    In September 2003, I decided to embark on a journey to a foreign land but nonetheless it is / was an experience I will never forget.

    Should 'is' or 'was' be used?

    Thank you very much.


    • Join Date: May 2006
    • Posts: 1,335
    #2

    Re: 'is' or 'was'

    Hi, K,
    I think either is OK. The whole sentence, though, doesn't make sense to me - why but nonetheless? What kind of contrast is there?

  1. PappaMouse's Avatar

    • Join Date: Mar 2007
    • Posts: 16
    #3

    Re: 'is' or 'was'

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post
    In September 2003, I decided to embark on a journey to a foreign land but nonetheless it is / was an experience I will never forget.

    Should 'is' or 'was' be used?

    Thank you very much.
    If the journey to a foreign land was unforgettable, use "was."

    If the experience of travelling to a foreign land was unforgettable, use "was."

    If the memory of the journey or experience is unforgettable, use "is."

    -Pappa?

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Dec 2006
    • Posts: 1,277
    #4

    Re: 'is' or 'was'

    Thanks.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •