Q. In the following example on reporting the results of a survey, should the findings be reported in present tense or past tense? Fifty-three percent of those surveyed are/were in favor of passing the resolution. from Virginia, XX on Tue, Nov 25, 2014
A. The imperfect were is customary.
Q. When quoting multiple people with same last name, should first and last name be used in this case? from Bohemia, N.Y. on Tue, Nov 25, 2014