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    Someone said someone is ... // Someone said someone was ...

    Harris focuses on himself in fill-in role - GameTimePA.com
    Harris said he is a bottom-line kind of guy. West York earned the win, which is really all that matters to him. He was happy to be a part of it, even if he did turn the ball over with a fumble on the West York 1-yard line and failed to score a touchdown.

    Knifing victim Jahmal Mason-Blair 'was killed breaking up a fight' - Times Online
    She said he was a determined and polite young man who must have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    1. Someone said someone is ...
    2. Someone said someone was ...
    I'm wondering if these two are used in the same sense.

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    Re: Someone said someone is ... // Someone said someone was ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Harris focuses on himself in fill-in role - GameTimePA.com
    Harris said he is a bottom-line kind of guy. West York earned the win, which is really all that matters to him. He was happy to be a part of it, even if he did turn the ball over with a fumble on the West York 1-yard line and failed to score a touchdown.

    Knifing victim Jahmal Mason-Blair 'was killed breaking up a fight' - Times Online
    She said he was a determined and polite young man who must have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    1. Someone said someone is ...
    2. Someone said someone was ...
    I'm wondering if these two are used in the same sense.
    In the first example Harris is still alive, so he "is a bottom-line kind of guy".

    In the second example Jahmal is dead so he "was a determined and polite young man".

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