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    Is this sentence correct?

    1) When he came home, the children still didnít finish dinner.

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    1) When he came home, the children still didnít finish dinner.
    It's possible in the right context, but unlikely.

    When you produce these 'Is this sentence correct' threads. blissful, please try to put the sentences them in a context in which you think they might be correct. If you can't think of a context, then don't worry about the sentence - you'll presumably never want to use it.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Hi

    At time of speaking, Alanís wife is talking to a friend about an earlier event.

    Alanís wife says ďWhen he (Alan) came home, the children still didnít finish dinner.Ē

    Is it correct?

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    It is possible, but you still have not given sufficient context. I suspect that you mean that at the time of Alan's return, the children were still eating. If so, you need, "When he came home, the children still hadn't finished dinner".
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    It is possible, but you still have not given sufficient context. I suspect that you mean that at the time of Alan's return, the children were still eating. If so, you need, "When he came home, the children still hadn't finished dinner".
    Hi

    If the children were not taking the dinner, but in reality still did not take their dinner.

    Could we say?

    "When he came home, the children still didn’t take their dinner".

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by blissful View Post
    Hi

    If the children were not taking the dinner, but in reality still did not take their dinner.

    Could we say?

    "When he came home, the children still didnít take their dinner".

    Thank you
    It's possible, if the context supports it.

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