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I have to write a paper in present tense, but I have few words I do not know how to change from past tense to present.

During the Holocaust Jews and other races faced torture and prosecution and were forced to live in concentration camps.

Could someone tell me how to convert the two bolded words?

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  • Face is a regular verb whose past tense (and past participle) is faced. Force is a regular verb whose past participle (and past tense) is forced. – John Lawler Dec 18 '17 at 23:53
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    Just FYI: in your sentence, forced is not a tensed verb; it is a past participle. The tensed verb is were. – fjack Dec 19 '17 at 0:04
  • You probably meant to say persecution, not prosecution. – snailboat Dec 19 '17 at 7:24

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