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    Question Confused and need help in Grammar and sentence formation

    Hey Everyone

    I need your help in the following sentences:

    • A. Whats going on?
    • B. Its been a long time since I have visited here.


    Sentence A: Today one of my clients asked me this in chat "Whats going on?". Actually I don't know the exact meaning of "Whats going on?". And when he said this I got so confused and I keep on thinking how could I answer this statement.

    I have seen some people saying "nothing much" as a reply for this statement. Is this correct? Can I also use this as a reply?

    Sentence B: "Its been a long time since I have visited here". Is this sentence grammaticlly correct??

    I request you guys to please clear my doubts.

    Many thanks in advance for your help and replies
    Last edited by Gaurav_2010; 28-Jul-2011 at 16:26.

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    Re: Confused and need help in Grammar and sentence formation

    A. What's going on?

    In BrE this normally means, "what is happening/has happened?" It is often asked when there are signs of unusual activity.


    • B. It's been a long time since I have visited here.

    It's acceptable, though with 'here', these sound more natural to me:

    It's a long time since I have been here
    It's a long time since I was here.
    I haven't been here for a long time.

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    Re: Confused and need help in Grammar and sentence formation

    Hey fivejedjon

    I would like to really appreciate your help. Your answers are very wonderful and many thanks to you for replying.

    However, I am little confused in "Whats going on?" I want to know the best way to answer it.

    Best Regards,
    Gaurav

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