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JusTLucK04 wrote:
I have a doubt on the usage of 'was' instead of 'is' in the option D & E for the post at the Magoosh Blog..Does it not result in a change of meaning intended?

People believed that there is another ocean in the sky
People believed that there was another ocean in the sky


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I think it's important to remember the "general truth" rule here. The present tense can be used to express a notion that is widely accepted as factual and/or timeless. This means that "there is" would be appropriate in this sentence correction problem if the ancient belief had been, for example, that the Earth is round. However, because this belief about an ocean in the sky would generally be regarded as false, "there was" is correct.

I think there's room for some cultural controversy here, so this kind of question would probably not appear on the GMAT, but it's helpful to review the "general truth" rule.
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