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lingkky

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chinese
We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.
Gayle Forman, Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)

I wonder why present was used it the first sentence"we are born in one day"instead "we were born in one day."Furthermore,the people who look at it are those who has been born.
 
  • Cagey

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    English - US
    It's a general truth.
    Human beings are born in one day.
    We [=human beings] are born in one day.

    Perhaps she has written this section in the present to give a feeling of immedicacy.
     

    lingkky

    Senior Member
    chinese
    It's a general truth.
    Human beings are born in one day.
    We [=human beings] are born in one day.

    Perhaps she has written this section in the present to give a feeling of immedicacy.
    What is meant by human beings?Doea it mean human behaviours?
     
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