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schmoozed

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Someone asks me to describe my family tree. And I begin saying...

My grandpa had two sons

Does this mean that those sons are no longer alive? :roll:
 

arij98

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not necessarily.but generally you should use the present tense in description.
 

John007

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Someone asks me to describe my family tree. And I begin saying...

My grandpa had two sons

Does this mean that those sons are no longer alive? :roll:

When you put it that way then I would say it could be interpreted as your Grandpa is no longer alive - therefore........he HAD 2 sons,
 

John007

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know what I mean?

he HAD 2 sons.......before he passed away.........
 
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