Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

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kkfish
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Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby kkfish » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:39 pm

I found there is an increasing demand for x type of lawyer.

I am not sure if I should use "there is" or "there was". The fact is still true today, but I found it some time ago.
Guess I shall use I found there is.....

Any helpful grammar experts?

Thanks

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icouldbuyu
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Re: Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby icouldbuyu » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:41 pm

"there was" because you're referring to the past in the sentence

kkfish
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Re: Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby kkfish » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:46 pm

Thanks
icouldbuyu wrote:"there was" because you're referring to the past in the sentence

WayBryson
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Re: Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby WayBryson » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:21 pm

"There is" is what you should write. Compare: "I found out that my wife is pregnant." vs "I found out that my was pregnant." This first one clearly means that your wife is pregnant now. The second implies that you wife was pregnant, but no longer is.

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Re: Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby sarahh » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:58 pm

I think the "I found" part is akward.

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Re: Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby kkfish » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:24 pm

That what I thought about. Because the trend is still there. I just found the fact in a past time.
So bothering...
WayBryson wrote:"There is" is what you should write. Compare: "I found out that my wife is pregnant." vs "I found out that my was pregnant." This first one clearly means that your wife is pregnant now. The second implies that you wife was pregnant, but no longer is.

kkfish
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Re: Can I say,I found there is an increasing demand for x lawyer

Postby kkfish » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:25 pm

Yeah, it is better to say " There is .....", but in my ps I wrote, " When I explored further, I found that there is ....."



sarahhope82 wrote:I think the "I found" part is akward.




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