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  1. #1
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    Wanted Dead or Alive

    Someone asks me to describe my family tree. And I begin saying...

    My grandpa had two sons

    Does this mean that those sons are no longer alive?

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    arij98 is offline Junior Member
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    Smile Re: Wanted Dead or Alive

    not necessarily.but generally you should use the present tense in description.

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    Re: Wanted Dead or Alive

    Quote Originally Posted by schmoozed View Post
    Someone asks me to describe my family tree. And I begin saying...

    My grandpa had two sons

    Does this mean that those sons are no longer alive?
    When you put it that way then I would say it could be interpreted as your Grandpa is no longer alive - therefore........he HAD 2 sons,

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    Re: Wanted Dead or Alive

    know what I mean?

    he HAD 2 sons.......before he passed away.........

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