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    michael281001 is offline Junior Member
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    Default Can somebody correct my sentences, please.

    1) I wonder what was he hinting when he put my shoe next to the garbage bin.
    2) what hint was he dropping when he threw my shoe away.

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    Default Re: Can somebody correct my sentences, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by michael281001 View Post
    1) I wonder what was he hinting when he put my shoe next to the garbage bin.
    2) what hint was he dropping when he threw my shoe away.

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    (1) I believe that No. 1 consists of two sentences:

    I wonder something. + He was hinting at what when he put my shoe

    next to the garbage bin?

    Therefore, together we might have:

    I wonder what he was hinting at when he put my shoe next to the


    garbage bin.

    (2) I believe that No. 2 is not idiomatic. That is, I believe that most

    native speakers would not speak like that. Maybe it would better to

    say something like:

    What was he hinting at when he threw my shoe away?

    If you wish to use the expression "drop a hint," then maybe something

    like this is possible:

    Was he dropping some kind of hint when he threw my shoe away?

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