Panda Girang (harehare) wrote in linguaphiles,
Panda Girang
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difference between past and present tense in an english novel

i notice some english novel are written in past tense and some in present...
so, what's the difference?
if i have to write a fiction, i use past tense, because it's easier in grammar (you just have to -ed every verb^A^).
but is there any difference of function/meaning of past and present tense in a fiction?
mind you, i'm an indonesian and we don't have past, present, and future tenses like in english. so i never quite grasp the feeling of these tenses@_@
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