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When using 'Today' do you use past or present tense?

For instance, - Today, Mary gets/got the book
Today, the old man sleeps/slept under the zinc.

Please let me know which you would choose.

Thanks.

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Yes, quite right. Today many things may happen and these can be related in the present or the past tense, depending upon the inference you wish to give to the listener.
 
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