EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.


is vs was

Members help members on grammar, vocab, pronunciation...

Moderator: EC

is vs was

Postby sntforu » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:53 am

Which one of the two, "my b'day is on 4th oct" and "my b'day was on 4th oct" is correct?
sntforu
New Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:47 am
Status: English Learner

Re: is vs was

Postby maazrah » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:31 am

Hi,
It depends if you are telling someone of a passed birthday(you will use "was"), or if it is a birthday to come (you will use "is").

Hope that helps,
Maaz
English-for-free.com
maazrah
New Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:19 pm
Status: English Teacher

Re: is vs was

Postby sntforu » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:08 pm

I agree.

Eventough the day has passed, but it will again come back the following year. So should it be was or is?
sntforu
New Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:47 am
Status: English Learner

Re: is vs was

Postby Awaken » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:44 pm

If you are just saying it in regular conversation or in response to a question about when your birthday is, you would use "is." In general it is usually in response to a question.

"When was your birthday?" - "My birthday was January 9th." (Correct)
"When is your birthday?" - "My birthday is January 9th." (Also correct)
Both are correct. It is context dependent.
Awaken
New Member
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:36 pm
Status: Other


Return to Help Each Other with English

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests

cron