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    Question about grammar

    Hello to everyone

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    Why do you took a sheet from my folder?

    The context: At the office a guy opens the desk of a colleague and then he takes a sheet from a plastic folder. The colleagues notices that action and faces the guy.

    Best Regards, and thanks!

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello to everyone

    I have the following question

    Why do you took a sheet from my folder?

    The context: At the office a guy opens the desk of a colleague and then he takes a sheet from a plastic folder. The colleagues notices that action and faces the guy.

    Best Regards, and thanks!
    Why did you take a sheet from my folder?

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Why did you take a sheet from my folder?
    Or, "Why are you taking..."

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    #4

    Re: Question about grammar

    Please give your threads better titles. Almost everyone has a question about grammar.

    Why did you take..
    Why did you took...
    A sheet from my folder

    All of those would be okay.
    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.

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Please give your threads better titles. Almost everyone has a question about grammar.

    Why did you take..
    Why did you took...
    A sheet from my folder

    All of those would be okay.
    Are you sure, Barb?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    #6

    Re: Question about grammar

    As correct grammar, no.

    As a thread title, yes.
    It was based on his original sentence.

    My comment was in reference to how to title the thread, since the question itself was answered.
    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.

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    Re: Question about grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    As correct grammar, no.

    As a thread title, yes.
    It was based on his original sentence.

    My comment was in reference to how to title the thread, since the question itself was answered.
    Ah, sorry. I separated the three sentences and the okay part from the advice about the thread title! Oops.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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