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Topic: present tense or past tense
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:27:44 AM
Thank you!
If the boy points the number "3000 grams" in the medical inspection report, he ask his mom "what is this?".
His mother says "this was your weight at the birth" or "this is your weight at the birth."

In my opinion, the number indicating his weight at the birth exists now, so I prefer "is."

Excuse me, becasue I am confused about the tense in the power point presentation, I ask this stipud question.
Thank you!
Topic: present tense or past tense
Posted: Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:19:38 AM
Now the boy is at the age of 5 yr.
His weight at the birth was 3000 grams.
(In my opinion, the weight at the birth is recorded in the boy's medical inspection report, and never changes. Could we use "is" in the sentence?)

His weight at the age of 6 months was 5 kilo-grams.

The difference between the weight at the birth and that at the 6th month is/was 4700 grams.
Which be-verb is correct?
(In my opinion, the difference never changes. I prefer "is".)

Thank you!

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