Tense Tension

VTwriter

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More frustration with tense. Which one of these sentences is correct?

Several weeks passed before he is found in a hotel suite

or

Several weeks passed before he was found in a hotel suite
 

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It's was.

Why? Because the other verb in the sentence, passed, is past tense, so you'd use was, which is past tense, too.
 

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Another vote for the second. The first mixes tenses and doesn't make sense, it would need to be 'several weeks pass before he is found in a hotel suite'.

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