Tags: pos:verbs:tense:past perfect

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Answer: Present tense and past events

Our question today is from ely_baby, who wants to know: When writing mostly in the present tense, what tense should be used for events in the past? 

There are a lot of past tense choices, and all of them can work with a present tense narrative. Collapse )
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Answer: When writing in present tense, do we use past tense or past perfect tense for past events?

Question: When writing in present tense, should events taking place in the past be written in past tense or past perfect tense? (ex: Victor remembers his first days in Paris (present tense). The first thing he did after unpacking was call home (past tense), just as his mother had urged him to do (past perfect) before he got onto the plane (past tense).)

Examples from the lovely Doctor Who.

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