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There are many internet examples of the sense 'now deceased', with an assumption of the death being recent at the time of the term first being used. For instance, one of the many hits for "the late President once" is [tidied] As the late President once said: “We must ask nothing but what is right, and submit to nothing that is wrong." Merriam-Webster ...
It's fine either way. That was the reason when the speaker quit smoking, and it still is the reason now. You can't change the reason you did something retroactively, so the tense doesn't change the truth value of the sentence.
Let's bring this to the positive form for sake of simplicity It is raining And It doesn't rain The first one is referring strictly to the present while the second one is slightly more vague since it can refer to the moment, an "era" or from the start up until this moment.
As you can see, there are questions as to the appropriateness of the present perfect. I see a way to totally bypass the issue here: The user can make further replies to any message already replied to [by him/her]. The user can delete any of his/her already-posted messages
Yes, both sentences use the present perfect tense correctly.
'A' is correct: they drove The other two options are for something that had happened before the 'throwing' action. The word 'after' implies this sequence: They threw their back in the back of the car. They drove. The verb is used in simple past tense for this sequence.
My take would be that "We analyzed" would start the passage. You are stating that the work was done. However using the present all the way through would make sense because your analysis is re-living the past. Like watching a movie about the old west but everyone speaks in the present. This would also help with translations because the straight forward ...
I searched Google Books for: tense reporting experiments analysis paper and I got references such as these: From Research to Manuscript: A Guide to Scientific Writing By Michael Jay Katz Past Tense On the other hand, use the past tense when referring to specific events that have already happened. The past tense is historical. The particular ...
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