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    #1

    it is because, it was because

    Martin Hewings' ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE 2004 edition CD ROM contains such a dialogue (in unit 98):

    --Ken was sacked because he disagreed with his boss.
    --Actually, it is because he didn't do any work that he was sacked.

    I thought 'was' would be better than 'is' here. But is 'is' also a right choice?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: it is because, it was because

    Re:
    Actually, it was because he didn't do any work that he was sacked.
    That is good. You could also use is there. (I could attempt an explanation, but it is 3 o'clock in the morning as I type this, and I should be in bed. I'll be headed there soon.)

    I hope that helps.

    ~R

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