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After a report is finished, I am writing a letter commending a person.

Should it be...

"His teammates often ask him for advice on this project."
or
"His colleagues often asked him for advice on this project."

ask or asked?

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asked by Bon
  1. Since the project appears to be finished, you'd use the past tense -- "asked." If the project hasn't been completed, the present tense is correct.

    I prefer the use of colleagues, rather than teammates in this context.

  2. Would it be better if "His colleagues often went to him for advice."? or is there any better way to phrase it?

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  3. Another way to phrase it:

    His colleagues often asked his advice on this project.

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