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I need help identifying tense in the sentence.

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  • kalib
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    7 May, 2010 at 16:17
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    I was asked this question by another teacher and needed to identify the tense of this sentence and I also needed to explain to her, how to teach the correct form.

    He wasn’t a stranger because I have met him before

    I thought that it is perfect present tense, but the in my efforts to explain it to her, I failed miserably!

    I said that the correct sentence should be: He isn’t a stranger because I have met him before.

    Can someone please help me analyze this sentence?

    Kalib

    ssrr2001
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    13 May, 2010 at 4:42
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    Reply To: I need help identifying tense in the sentence.

    Hi there:
    To be specific, what does it mean:"I HAVE MET HIM BEFORE"?
    It means that I know him and he is no longer a stranger
    SO,
    He ISN’T a stranger is ,to my knowledge, correct

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