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Thread: Tenses

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    When using 'Today' do you use past or present tense?

    For instance, - Today, Mary gets/got the book
    Today, the old man sleeps/slept under the zinc.

    Please let me know which you would choose.



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    Re: Tenses

    i think we use" Today, mary got the book" and " Today, the old man slept under the zinc"

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    Re: Tenses

    Yes, quite right. Today many things may happen and these can be related in the present or the past tense, depending upon the inference you wish to give to the listener.

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