Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: checked

  1. #1
    Will17 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Wink checked

    Hello,

    Can you tell me if these three sentences mean the same?

    -She told me that during the first three months we lived together, she checked if I came back home early everyday.

    -She told me that during the first three months we lived together, she would check if I came back home early everyday.

    -She told me that during the first three months we lived together, she used to check if came back home early everyday.

    Thanks a lot
    W

  2. #2
    Nightmare85's Avatar
    Nightmare85 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • German
      • Home Country:
      • Germany
      • Current Location:
      • Germany
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,333
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: checked

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    1. Sounds okay to me.
    2. Sounds not okay to me.
    3. Sounds strange to me.

    Some more details:
    Number 2 would be correct, if you were talking about the present.
    She told me that if we lived 3 three months together, she would check if I come back home early everyday.
    I think this sentence is correct, but its meaning is completely different.

    Number 3 just sounds strange, I do not see the sense of use in that sentence.

    I hope some other members will say something too.

    Cheers!

  3. #3
    Will17 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: checked

    HELP PLEASE!

  4. #4
    tedtmc is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,130
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: checked

    Looks like somebody has a suspicious girlfriend.
    All three look fine to me.

    not a teacher

  5. #5
    Will17 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: checked

    Hello !

    Could a native speaker tell me what they think?

    Cheers

  6. #6
    Will17 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • French
      • Home Country:
      • France
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1,179
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: checked

    uuuup! Thanks you

  7. #7
    bhaisahab's Avatar
    bhaisahab is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Retired English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    22,500
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: checked

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello,

    Can you tell me if these three sentences mean the same?

    -She told me that during the first three months we lived together, she checked if I came back home early everyday.

    -She told me that during the first three months we lived together, she would check if I came back home early everyday.

    -She told me that during the first three months we lived together, she used to check if came back home early everyday.

    Thanks a lot
    W
    They would all be OK if you wrote "every day" as two words. "Everyday" is an adjective. Also "back" is redundant.

Similar Threads

  1. checked my emails
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-Dec-2008, 13:52
  2. Where can I get my essays checked gramatically?
    By drnode in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Apr-2008, 13:37
  3. check in, be checked in
    By joham in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-Mar-2008, 00:20
  4. His alibi WAS checked out?
    By Haihao in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 15-Dec-2006, 08:09
  5. Few sentences to be checked ...
    By sweetie_sneha in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-Nov-2006, 13:05

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •