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    find and correct the error

    I fell ill while I was being on holiday .
    Please give a reason to justify your viewpoint .
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    Re: find and correct the error

    Quote Originally Posted by MR SOLIMAN View Post
    I fell ill while I was being on holiday .
    Please give a reason to justify your viewpoint .
    yours,
    Mr soliman
    Not a teacher..

    I fell ill while I was on holiday

    was - past tense
    being - present tense

    So dnt confuse two tenses
    Last edited by new2grammar; 24-Jan-2010 at 15:40.

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    Re: find and correct the error

    Quote Originally Posted by MR SOLIMAN View Post
    I fellfelt ill while I was being on holiday .
    "when" sounds better to me than "while". But it is not clear whether you were
    feeling ill during the whole holiday or not.

    I'd say I was feeling ill.

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    Re: confirmation

    Please, do not start a new thread for a question for which you have already started a thread before. Be patient, wait 'till your question is answered. If nobody answers then politely ask again on that same thread.

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    Re: find and correct the error

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    Not a teacher..

    I fell ill while I was on holiday

    was - past tense
    being - present tense - No this is simply a participle.

    So dnt confuse two tenses
    ditto
    I was being - past progressive tense. Not present.

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    Re: find and correct the error

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I was being - past progressive tense. Not present.
    Dear Raymott,
    Uptill now you haven't told me whether or not you think the whole setence is correct. pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease help me! MR SOLIMAN

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    Re: find and correct the error

    Quote Originally Posted by MR SOLIMAN View Post
    Dear Raymott,
    Uptill now you haven't told me whether or not you think the whole setence is correct. pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease help me! MR SOLIMAN
    No, you can't say "I was being on holiday".
    You say "I fell ill while I was on holiday".
    new2 was wrong about the grammar, but right about the usage.

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