has been/was settled

Hello.

In terms of betting jargon, to explain to a customer who complains about his bet being settled incorrectly, I need your help in finding the right tense for the following:

Your bet slip has been settled correctly. (Then state the reason)

or

Your bet slip was settled correctly.

or

Your bet slip is settled correctly.

 

Many thanks to anyone who decides to comment..

Original Post

Hello, Olga, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

Since the action of settling the bet was performed in the past, the present tense does not work if you are referring to the action of settling the bet.

You seem to want to refer to the slip, however, and to me it makes no sense to refer to a "settled slip." But you could say:

  • Your slip indicates that your bet was settled correctly.

In that sentence, we have both the present tense and the past tense. The slip bears evidence in the present of the bet's having been settled correctly.

David, Moderator posted:

Hello, Olga, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange!

Since the action of settling the bet was performed in the past, the present tense does not work if you are referring to the action of settling the bet.

You seem to want to refer to the slip, however, and to me it makes no sense to refer to a "settled slip." But you could say:

  • Your slip indicates that your bet was settled correctly.

In that sentence, we have both the present tense and the past tense. The slip bears evidence in the present of the bet's having been settled correctly.

Thank you, David!

The bet slip I am referring to is an online bet slip, so I thought it could be described as "settled". Thank you for your quick help! 

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