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    questions on is and was?

    1) 'Why so serious?' is/was a dialogue from a movie.. Question: what should i use: is or was?

    2) lateron my friend used it as a caption in his social netwroking profile. if i want to ask him about that caption what should i say?: is that caption taken from a movie? was that caption taken from a movie? which one should i pick?

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    Re: questions on is and was?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranlegend View Post
    1) 'Why so serious?' is/was a dialogue from a movie.. Question: what should i use: is or was?
    Depends on you context, kiranlegend.

    2) lateron my friend used it as a caption in his social netwroking profile. if i want to ask him about that caption what should i say?: is that caption taken from a movie? was that caption taken from a movie? which one should i pick?
    I'd say ''Is that a quote from some film(movie, if you will)?'', or ''Is that a line from some film(movie)''?.
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    Re: questions on is and was?

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    oh thank you Ivan:)

    but i have couple of queries lined up here:

    1) 'depends on you context' means as in this case?

    2) what part of speech is context?

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    Re: questions on is and was?

    As for an response to your query:
    Context is the part of a text or statement that surrounds a particular word or passage and determines its meaning.
    For more information on it: Context (language use) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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