She's dead. Her name [is, was] Mai. She [is, was] my grandmother.

aleaf

Senior Member
Japanese
She's dead. Her name [is, was] Mai. She [is, was] my grandmother.

I made it up. If Mai is already dead, which verb is appropriate in each bracket? To me, all the four seem fine but I'm not sure why.
 
  • florance

    Senior Member
    danish
    It should be past tense - I have heard both but I concur with JamesM that past tense is more commonly used
     
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