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    Default A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    Good evening,
    I am writing a short tale as a homework. My teacher told me not to mix various tenses and use simple past.
    Now I have a pro blem with one sentence:
    "It was not surprising that her property was diminishing and she was always thinking about how to get property for her gambling."

    I don系 know if I broke the gramatical rule. So I changed the sentence to this one:

    ''It didn't surprise that her property diminished and she always thought about how to get property for her gambling."

    Is it OK?


    Thanks in advance, Jiri.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by JiriLindovsky View Post
    Good evening,
    I am writing a short tale as a homework. My teacher told me not to mix various tenses and use simple past.
    Now I have a pro blem with one sentence:
    "It was not surprising that her property was diminishing and she was always thinking about how to get property for her gambling."

    I don系 know if I broke the gramatical rule. So I changed the sentence to this one:

    ''It didn't surprise that her property diminished and she always thought about how to get property for her gambling."

    Is it OK?


    Thanks in advance, Jiri.
    We don't do homework for people. The teacher wants to see your work, not ours.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    I皂 sorry, but could you answer anyway?
    I don系 want you to do my homework, btw it will be much longer. Please corrrect the only one sentence.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    Even if it is only one sentence, it is still your homework. It would be completely unfair for us to do this. When you submit homework to your teacher, it must be entirely your own work. Your teacher has no interest in our version of the sentence. Your teacher wants to see how you write it. Then your teacher will see what you know, what you understand and where you are making mistakes - then he/she will be able to teach you better.
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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    OK, I will tell the truth. It is not a homework. My girlfriend asked me this question. I don系 know what究 it for.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    The same goes for your girlfriend's homework.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The same goes for your girlfriend's homework.
    It究 not a homework. And,btw, who is this web for, my gosh. For nobody.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by JiriLindovsky View Post
    It究 not a homework. And,btw, who is this web for, my gosh. For nobody.
    This site if for learners to learn from. It is not for cheaters. Pardon us for being suspicious, but we have heard it all.

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    Default Re: A short tale or fairy tale - using tenses

    This thread is taking an unhelpful turn.

    JiriLindovsky, I'm sorry if you feel that this forum has not helped you. However, so far in this thread, you have claimed that this is your homework, then that it is not homework, and then that it is a question from your girlfriend. You can hardly be surprised if we feel as if we are being fed a line (or two or three).

    When you have a specific question about the English language, with context, and which is not for homework, feel free to ask it and you will find us most helpful.

    For now, I am closing this thread.
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