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    sequence of tenses

    Dear friends,

    I need some help with the following:

    My sentence:

    He thinks semiotics is not a discipline, but a field of interest, and he added that across Italy there were about 60 semiotics departments, while in the whole country there weren't that many semioticians.


    has been corrected as:

    He thinks semiotics is not a discipline, but a field of interest, and he added that across Italy there are about 60 semiotics departments, while in the whole country there arenít that many semioticians.

    Why so??

    Thanks!

    Nina


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    Re: sequence of tenses

    Are and are not.
    Were and were not.

    Are is now, still existing, still being,
    Were is past, no longer doing, or being.

    So there are and still are no semioticians.
    There are and still are 60 departments.

    Hope this helps,

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