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Hi! Is the below sentence past or present tense? Thanks, Fulvio

1. Thank you Benny for being a wonderful comedian!

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It is neither. Being is a gerund. Some people would prefer it if Benny were set off with commas.

CB

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It is not very useful to grammatically analyze old fixed expressions like "thank you", but you can think of it as short for "I thank you".

You left out some mandatory commas. The addressee is set off with commas in direct address: "Thank you, Benny, for being a wonderful comedian!" Also, the exclamation point is lame.

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Hi! Is the below sentence past or present tense? Thanks, Fulvio

1. Thank you Benny for being a wonderful comedian!

In my opinion, from the grammar point of view, it is expressed in the present tense and the understood subject in that sentence is "I/We/They", depending on the context. The past tense form of the verb "thank" is "thanked" which is absent in that sentence.