La scrittrice anglo-indiana Atima Srivastava in True Brit: Out Of Ourselves ha scritto: The first time I was referred to as a Brit, was in India on our first trip "home". I was 16; we had left India when I was eight. I now spoke English with a cockney accent and I'd swapped my Indian passport for a British one. Capisco il senso del testo. Mi spiazza soltanto quel I now spoke English. Perchè il verbo al passato con now?