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Topic: Drivers licence /learner's permit
Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 2:02:44 PM
Has you ever held a driving licence or currently hold learner's permit of other state / country?




Does it mean both driving licence and learners permit are from other's state or only learner's permit ?


kindly clarify

Thank you

Prince


Topic: have you yet/ haven't you yet
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 1:55:00 PM
tunaafi wrote:
Have you done this yet?
The wife does not know whether the husband has done it.

Haven't you done this yet?
The wife is expressing annoyance/surprise that he husband has not done it.



thank you
Topic: have you yet/ haven't you yet
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 1:04:29 PM
Have you yet did this( cleaned house) or Haven't you yet did this


Assuming a situation a wife checking on her husband about the house cleaning which of the above is appropriate


Kindly explain

thank you

Prince
Topic: much to be desired
Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017 1:01:39 PM
"The overall effect leaves much to be desired".


Does it mean it still needs improvement and as of now it is unsatisfactory?


Please explain

Thank you

Prince
Topic: train had left
Posted: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:20:04 PM
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sureshot wrote:
prince wrote:
I just want to emphasize she was late by an Hour hence she missed the train and I'm reporting this fact after an year( time frame doesn't matter)

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The second one has the train leaving as the earlier, so this sequence is -
1. The train had left (an hour ago - an hour before now)
2. After the train left, but sometime before now, she arrived.
3. Now I am saying this.

"Ago" always relates to the present 'now'.

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"Ago" is used to say how much time has passed from the time something happened to now, the time of speaking. "Before" is used to say how much time passed from the time something happened to a time in the past. If the situation happened a year ago from now, the narration should be:

- She arrived at the station but the train had left an hour before. (= before her arrival at the station) [/quote]
Topic: train had left
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:24:48 PM
I just want to emphasize she was late by an Hour hence she missed the train and I'm reporting this fact after an year( time frame doesn't matter)

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The second one has the train leaving as the earlier, so this sequence is -
1. The train had left (an hour ago - an hour before now)
2. After the train left, but sometime before now, she arrived.
3. Now I am saying this.

"Ago" always relates to the present 'now'.

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Topic: train had left
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:18:34 PM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
I agree - the first one seems to infer some other action occurred after she had arrived, but does not make it clear.

The past perfect "had arrived" or "had <done>" is always used for the earlier of two past time-periods.

Therefore the sequence must be -
1. She had arrived at the station.
2. After that the train left.
3. An hour after that, I am saying this.

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The second one has the train leaving as the earlier, so this sequence is -
1. The train had left (an hour ago - an hour before now)
2. After the train left, but sometime before now, she arrived.
3. Now I am saying this.

"Ago" always relates to the present 'now'.

Topic: train had left
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:18:15 PM
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georgieporgie wrote:
prince wrote:
She had arrived at the station but the train left an hour ago.

She arrived at the station but the train had left an hour ago.

Which of the above statements are correct. Please advise me

Thank you



The second statement is correctly written, but would be better as "but the train had left an hour earlier".

In the first, "the train left an hour ago" appears to based on the time the writer made the statement rather than on the time she arrived. It's unclear.
Topic: train had left
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:39:09 PM
She had arrived at the station but the train left an hour ago.

She arrived at the station but the train had left an hour ago.



Which of the above statements are correct. Please advise me


Thank you

Topic: lore
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 11:12:13 AM
He had taught the children something of the forest lore that he had himself learned from Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell, and knew that in their dire hour they were not likely to forget it.


He (had) taught the children something of the forest lore that he had himself learned from Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell, and knew that in their dire hour they were not likely to forget it



Kindly advise me the difference with HAD and without HAD in the above para.


Thank you

Prince


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