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When writing in a diary is it correct to say, 'today was Sunday'? Since it's still Sunday, shouldn't it be 'Today is Sunday'?

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Kenneanderthal

Whatever. Nobody but you and a nosey individual will read from it.

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I saw it in a ESL textbook and just needed clarification. thanks.
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And hide that diary well
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no it is was because when you read back it wont be sunday anymore

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And the rest of the audience who sneaks a peek
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^ agreed So just put the date and underneath it put Sunday.

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From a grammar point of view it would be "it is" since you are writing in the first person present. But since its your diary you can do it any way your comfortable with.

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But what if the rest of the text is in the past tense?

'Today was Sunday. I went to the library. I read a book. It was an interesting story'.

To me it's not correct to say 'Today was Sunday' in any context, even when writing in a diary.

Thanks for your feedback. I came across this in an ESL textbook and need some clarification.
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The only way I can think you can correctly use the phrase "today was Sunday" is when you say things like "I thought today was Sunday."
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You are writing about something that is happening then, this is present tense. If you we're recalling some past Sunday then you would write "It was"
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When writing about something happening right then, then that is present tense and you would write "it is" regardless of when and by who it will be read. If you were recalling a previously day or event that would be past tense and you would use "it was" to indicate that it was a previous event.
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