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Both are correct grammar. However, their meanings differ.
"is previous" - John used to own it, but no longer does."was previous" - John used to own it, but is now deceased. Implied is that John likely divested his ownership prior to death.
Alive, Owner: "is owner"Alive, Past Owner: "is previous owner"Decease, Past Owner: "was previous owner"
September 28, 2010, 8:10pm
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