is or was

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is or was

Post by Deepsea » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:37 pm

Hi

1. This is an action from last discussion
2. This was an action from last discussion

I think it should be "was" since the discussion happened last week. But does it mean this action is no longer valid if use "was"

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Re: is or was

Post by Alan » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:00 am

The sentence is semantically strange (discussions are not generally considered to consist of 'actions', but rather of statements, etc.), but the correct grammatical form would be: This was an action from THE last discussion.

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