a question about tense

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spaceniuzai

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Hi, is the following sentence correct?
-She told me that her husband is a doctor.

I am afraid that if the sentence is structured like "She told me that her husband was a doctor", it may imply he is not a doctor not more, which is not true.

Thank a lot for your help.
 

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Hi, is the following sentence correct?
-She told me that her husband is a doctor. Yes, it is correct. Her husband was a doctor at the time she said that and, if she told you that recently, he probably still is.

I am afraid that if the sentence is structured like "She told me that her husband was a doctor", it may imply he is not a doctor not more, which is not true. It may or may not be true, depending on context.

Thank a lot for your help.
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Anglika and 2006: thanks a lot for your fast responses. I appreciate your help.
 
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