Talk:2013 State of the Union Address
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tense of speech
Forgive me for quibbling over a single word:
- The 2013 State of the Union Address was a speech given by...
It was a speech? Pray tell, what is it now?
I would prefer
- The 2013 State of the Union Address is a speech that was given by... (the speech itself is in the perpetual present tense)
but I would also be satisfied with
- The 2013 State of the Union Address was given by... (a particular delivery of the speech, in the past, in the past tense)
Please go to Wikipedia talk: Writing better articles#tense of speech for further discussion.