teacher, can I say "she has won a scholarship?". Please check for errors. Thank you.
Ling's mother said her daughter has won a scholarship to attend a six month Mandarin program in Shanghai. Her daughter was told by her teacher that she was picked out of over 1,000 students.
May I ask a question here?
Would it be better for "six month" to be hyphenated? - "six-month"
Yes it would be better to say a "six-month" program.
Please don't forget that capital letters play an important role in correct sentences.
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.
Not a teacher, but a fellow learner!
I don't think this is grammatically desirable, even though they can perceive its meaning. Present perfect always refers to the present state, so past perfect fits the best as past perfect refers to the past. If you say like this, it's like going back and forth between times in a time machine.
ex)Ling's mother said her daughter
hashad won a scholarship to attend a six month Mandarin program in Shanghai.
Last edited by tzfujimino; 15-Jul-2012 at 17:29.
It is the preferred tense if the study under the scholarship is not completed.
Last edited by Barb_D; 15-Jul-2012 at 17:16.
As a native speaker, I would not say it that way....
Ling's mother said her daughter won a scholarship to attend a six month....
Please do not correct my grammar. This is how a natve would say it, writing it is different. I think it is okay how you have it now. You can also replace has with had.
Native English speaker living in Maryland =)
Natalie, I am a native speaker as well. And I would say it using present perfect if the scholarship was recently awarded and/or if she is still away studying under that scholarship.
I am not correcting your grammar, because there is more than one "correct" way to say this, but please don't assert that your version is THE version that would be use.