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  1. bepo
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    correct usage of past and present tense

    Are the following both correct?

    The book is discontinued ( I realize that is is present and discontinued is past however, I have heard this sentence structure)

    The book has been discontinued

    thank you

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    Re: correct usage of past and present tense

    Quote Originally Posted by bepo View Post
    Are the following both correct?Yes, they are.

    The book is discontinued ( I realize that is is present and discontinued is past however, I have heard this sentence structure) "discontinued" is an adjective here.

    The book has been discontinued here we have a past form of the verb discontinue used in the pasive voice.

    thank you
    Last edited by banderas; 09-Apr-2008 at 15:37. Reason: typo

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