it is the best moment....

subhajit123

Banned
Joined
May 27, 2017
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Hindi
Home Country
India
Current Location
India
Hi everyone, should I use "it is the best moment" or "it was the best moment" in the following context?

I was 18 when I first went to my college. I met Mr. Pradyuman, who was a teacher of philosophy. He gave me some pieces of life changing advice and a book as a gift. It is/was the best moment in my life that I've ever experienced.

Note: I have never experienced another moment like that since then.
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
Much like the other thread, you need to follow this pattern:

It was the best moment I had ever experienced.
It is the best moment I have ever experienced.

Given your note at the end, you need to use "is" and "have ever".
 

subhajit123

Banned
Joined
May 27, 2017
Member Type
Student or Learner
Native Language
Hindi
Home Country
India
Current Location
India
Much like the other thread, you need to follow this pattern:

It was the best moment I had ever experienced.
It is the best moment I have ever experienced.

Given your note at the end, you need to use "is" and "have ever".

Now it's clear. I was not sure if I could use 'it is' in the sentence because I was referring a past event. Your explanation has made it clear to me. I always thought there was a conflict of tenses in this kind of sentence. Thanks for all the help.:-D
 
Top