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    Coming out of the supermarket, Tom lost his mobile phone.

    Coming out of the supermarket, Tom lost his mobile phone.

    Is the sentence fine? Thanks.

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    Re: Coming out of the supermarket, Tom lost his mobile phone.

    Yes, it is fine: natural and correct.

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    #3

    Re: Coming out of the supermarket, Tom lost his mobile phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post

    Is the sentence fine? Thanks.
    Note that we use 'fine' in affirmative sentences to say that something is acceptable/OK/correct, but we don't use it in negative or interrogative sentences - don't ask me why. We use one of the alternatives I've suggested.

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