it was the time when schools let/get out.

Sarah-Betty

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Why do we use the present tense in the sentence below?

I guessed that she might be a student, as she was wearing a high school uniform and it was the time when schools let/get out.
 

emsr2d2

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They're both possible for me.

In BrE, you could end with:
... it was school kicking-out time.
... it was school finish/finishing time.
... it was home time for local students.
 

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Thank you Emsr2d2 for your suggestions. I actually had problem with verb tense. I didn't know why we used present tense instead of past tense.
Shouldn't we say " it was the time when schools let/got out."
 
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