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    hello,,

    what are the differences between these 2 setences?

    New York became city.
    New York become city.

    thank you

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    Hello Kahhong

    Neither sentence is grammatical, unfortunately.

    You can say e.g.

    1. X became a city in 1864.

    In this sentence, "became" is the simple past tense of the verb "become".

    Or you can say:

    2. X has become a city.

    Here, "has become" is the present perfect tense of "become". This relates to a recent development.

    Does that help?

    MrP


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    Re: City

    What was New York before it became a city?

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    Re: City

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    What was New York before it became a city?
    A helluva town...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    A helluva town...

    Thanks for the reply. I just thought of a dance I'm learning, "Fandango de Huelva". Are 'helluva' and 'huelva' related?

    New York is a happy town.

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    Re: City

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    I just thought of a dance I'm learning, "Fandango de Huelva". Are 'helluva' and 'huelva' related?
    If you do it right...


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    I will.

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