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What is the difference in meaning between these sentences? (is-was)

  1. The man that is beaten by the dog went to hospital.
  2. The man that was beaten by the dog went to hospital.


  1. The book that is kept on the table belongs to my sister.
  2. The book that was kept on the table belongs to my sister.
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What is the difference in meaning between these sentences? (is-was)

I think you mean 'bitten', not 'beaten'.

  1. The man that is beaten by the dog went to hospital. Sounds like the dog bites him every day.
  2. The man that was beaten by the dog went to hospital. Fine. It all happened in the past.

  1. The book that is kept on the table belongs to my sister. Fine. The book is always on the table.
  2. The book that was kept on the table belongs to my sister. The book used to be kept on the table, but not anymore.
  3. Clive
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These Examples without (was and is )

  1. The man bitten by the dog went to hospital.
  1. The book kept on the table belongs to my sister.


What kind of meanings it would conveys? and tense? There's no meaningful difference.

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Thanks for explaining, Just one thing


These Examples without (was and is )

  1. The man bitten by the dog went to hospital.
  1. The book kept on the table belongs to my sister.


What kind of meanings it would conveys? and tense?

 Clive's reply was promoted to an answer.
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