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    heather s is offline Newbie
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    Lightbulb Confusion in tense

    Hey,

    Can anyone let me know whether the below sentence is correct or not?

    "It sometimes does not add a site because it was failed to modify the the file on the server."

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    Heather

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    Default Re: Confusion in tense

    Quote Originally Posted by heather s View Post
    Hey,

    Can anyone let me know whether the below sentence is correct or not?

    "It sometimes does not add a site because it was failed to modify the the file on the server."

    Thanks,
    Heather
    The good news: I think I understand the meaning. The bad news: It is not correct.

    Maybe: Sometimes it doesn't add a (web)site, because it doesn't update the file on the server.

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    Default Re: Confusion in tense

    You might also mean:
    "It sometimes does not add a site because the file on the server was not modified."
    "It sometimes does not add a site because the file on the server has not been modified."

    That is, the responsibility for modifying the file was not 'its'; it was someone else's, maybe yours.

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