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Is a review written in the past tense or present?


SandOWL 1 / -  
Jan 31, 2020   #1

the usage of tenses in a review writing



Hello I was wondering if a review(feedback) was written in the past tense or present so let's say I`m writing a review on google maps let's saying I`m reviewing a resturant

This is an example

I really enjoyed my time at the restuaurant the staff were so friendly their service was really good the inside of the restuaurant was stunning. The food was amazing

or is it I really enjoyed my time at the restuaurant the staff are so friendly their service is really good the inside of the restuaurant is stunning the food is amazing

Btw please correct any grammar mistakes because my grammar has always been bad I want to speak with proper grammar so that's why I`m writing this thread.

Holt [Contributor] - / 7,895 2170  
Jan 31, 2020   #2
When writing a review, always use the past tense in reference to the situation. Since the reviews are always based on past experience, you cannot use present tense presentations for the discussion. However, if you are doing the review in real time, as in a Vlog, then you can use present tense for the review. The reason being that you are currently experiencing the event or situation. In the case of Google Maps, these are always reviewed after the event, so the discussion / review must follow the past tense format.

As for your writing mistakes, you need to learn how to use full stops / periods to separate your sentences. Your presentation of run on sentences do not help with the clarity and understanding of your presentation. For example:

I really enjoyed my time at the restaurant. The staff were so friendly and the service was really good. The inside of the restaurant was stunning...

The above example should assist you in editing your presentation to include the separation of thoughts through complete sentence presentations.


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