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Cuomo: Trump betrayed country as exercise in vanity

 
 
Reply Mon 16 Jul, 2018 11:16 pm
I wonder why present tense is not used: Isn't "Cuomo: Trump betrays country as exercise in vanity" better than "Cuomo: Trump betrayed country as exercise in vanity"?

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Real Music wrote:

Cuomo: Trump betrayed country as exercise in vanity.
CNN's Chris Cuomo reacts to President Donald Trump's comments
during the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland.



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PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 07:45 am
Cuomo said that in the past about an incident that happened in the past.

Why would you use the present tense?
InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 03:31 pm
The writer was referring to the specific things that Trump said during the summit news conference.
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oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jul, 2018 08:26 pm
@PUNKEY,
PUNKEY wrote:

Cuomo said that in the past about an incident that happened in the past.

Why would you use the present tense?


Isn't there historical present which makes things more vivid?

Note the fact that Trump's vanity continues. A present tense can serve as a pun here.
camlok
 
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Reply Tue 21 Aug, 2018 10:47 pm
@oristarA,
Everything you said is true, Ori, but speakers do have personal choices. If his focus was on a particular event then ...ed is fine.
oristarA
 
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Reply Thu 23 Aug, 2018 05:28 pm
@camlok,
camlok wrote:

Everything you said is true, Ori, but speakers do have personal choices. If his focus was on a particular event then ...ed is fine.


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