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Both sentences expressing the same issue in the same context use difference tense?
by Joe Clark - Monday, 18 September 2017, 08:06 PM
 
Hello teachers,

I'm reading a paragraph below in the book STARTER TOEIC. The green is in the simple tense. The blue is in the pass tense. I do not understand why do the both sentences expressing the same issue in the same context use difference tenses?

Please tell me the reasons. Thank you so much.

"According to a recent survey, a majority of workers don’t consider taking paper and pens home from work to be stealing. The Survey and Polling Institute of New York interviewed one hundred office workers aged 25-35. All of the workers had been at their current place

Please Help.
Thanks !
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
References:
-https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/node/5170