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I realized how hazardous it is/was and quit.

 
 
Reply Thu 12 May, 2016 05:47 am
I used to smoke when I was younger, but fortunately, I realized how hazardous it is/was and quit.

Which word in bold should I use? Thanks.
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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2016 06:36 am
Follow the tense of the verb

I realized how hazardous it was and quit.

I realize how hazardous it is and quit.


dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2016 02:33 pm
@PUNKEY,
Still, Punk, "realized" is okay with "is"
roger
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2016 03:39 pm
@dalehileman,
I don't think so.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 12 May, 2016 04:04 pm
It depends on what you're trying to say.

"It is" refers to how hazardous smoking is in general. "It was'' refers specifically to smoking's hazardousness to the narrator.
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