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    Hello, again I want which sentence is correct grammatically?

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    Did Stanley read about that event before?

    Where did Stanley read about that man?

    What happened to that man?

    Has Stanley read about that man in internet?

    When did Stanley last see that man?

    Where was he struck by lightning?

    Was he injured by the electric shock?

    What do have to do to stay safe when we are struck by lightning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamdad View Post
    Hello, again I want which sentence is correct grammatically?

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    Did Stanley read about that event before? OK

    Where did Stanley read about that man? OK

    What happened to that man? OK

    Has Stanley read about that man in internet? Many would use "on the internet".

    When did Stanley last see that man? OK

    Where was he struck by lightning? OK

    Was he injured by the electric shock? OK

    What do we have to do to stay safe when ("before"?) we are struck by lightning?


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    Default Re: Grammar.2

    Bamdad, this post appeared less than two hours after I suggested in another of your threads: A better title for your thread would have been 'Are these sentences correct?. Please use the title to give us an idea of what you are asking about.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bamdad View Post
    Did Stanley read about that event before? Possible
    Where did Stanley read about that man?
    What happened to that man?
    Has Stanley read about that man in/on the internet? Possible.
    When did Stanley last see that man?
    Where was he struck by lightning?
    Was he injured by the electric shock?*1
    What do have to do to stay safe when we are struck by lightning?*2
    1. I am not sure whether we can really be 'injured' by an electric shock. I think 'harmed' might be better. Perhaps others have better suggestions.
    2. This is grammatically correct, but I think that it's a bit late to think about this after we have been struck.

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    Where was he struck by lightning? This is ambiguous. Do you want to know what his location was when he was struck by lightning (in London, in a field, on the roof of his house etc) or do you want to know which part of his body was struck by lightning (head, feet, hands etc)?

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    I want to make the first one "Had Stanley read" not "Did Stanely read" -- but I'm not sure that "Did" is wrong.

    What do you all feel?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I want to make the first one "Had Stanley read" not "Did Stanely read" -- but I'm not sure that "Did" is wrong.

    What do you all feel?
    I put 'possible' by that (rather than a ). I would use the past perfect, but I don't think we can call the past simple 'wrong'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I want to make the first one "Had Stanley read" not "Did Stanely read" -- but I'm not sure that "Did" is wrong.

    What do you all feel?
    "Had" is probably more appropriate with "before", but I don't think "did" is necessarily wrong.

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