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    tenses

    Hello teachers,
    Let's say I have to present a company.
    I know that XXX was established in 1948.
    What I want to know is if I could use present tense 'is' in lieu of was?
    Here's my reasoning, please tell if it's correct.

    if I used is, I'm talking about "the fact", whilst with was, i'm refering to the action.

    BOTH words are correct in the sentence?

    I have another question,if i used was in this sentence, what tense should I apply to the following sentence after it?

    eg.
    XXX was erected in 1948. The name XXX (was/is) taken from....
    Should we apply the same tense on these two sentences?
    Is it possible to use two different tenses? like talking about the erection as an action in the past while the name taking as a fact or likewise?

    I hope I made myself clear with the questions.

    thanks in advance.

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    Re: tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello teachers,
    Let's say I have to present a company.
    I know that XXX was established in 1948.
    What I want to know is if I could use present tense 'is' in lieu of was?
    Here's my reasoning, please tell if it's correct.

    if I used is, I'm talking about "the fact", whilst with was, i'm refering to the action.

    BOTH words are correct in the sentence?

    I have another question,if i used was in this sentence, what tense should I apply to the following sentence after it?

    eg.
    XXX was erected in 1948. The name XXX (was/is) taken from....
    Should we apply the same tense on these two sentences?
    Is it possible to use two different tenses? like talking about the erection as an action in the past while the name taking as a fact or likewise?

    I hope I made myself clear with the questions.

    thanks in advance.
    I know that XXX is established in 1948. is not correct.
    There is no reason to use different tenses.
    XXX was established in 1948.
    The name XXX was taken from....

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