verb tense in sentence structure

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I believe this sentence construct is correct, but I am not sure.

See example:

Roe argued that a refined definition of DI is needed.
asked Jul 13 '12 at 16:00 Vicki Murray New member

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Roe's argument is "trapped" in time, just as are works of fiction, movies, etc. The present tense is used in such cases. Similary, a redefinition, once captured in writing, remains in the present.

link answered Jul 13 '12 at 18:32 Mallory Chamberlin New member

Almost, but not quite. The comment field is too limiting. See my answer below.

Jeff PribylJul 13 '12 at 19:07

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