past tense + and + simple present (coherence of tenses)

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boggiee

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Hello,

- There were also some major writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Chaucer, who were instrumental in creating English language, and according to X ''among those, the first and important one is Geoffrey Chaucer'' (X).

I tried to create such a sentence; however, I am not sure if using 'is' is OK or not in this sentence. Is it OK to use 'is' or should I change it by using square brackets?

- There were also some major writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Chaucer, who were instrumental in creating English language, and according to X ''among those, the first and important one [was] Geoffrey Chaucer'' (X).

Thanks.
 
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