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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    Are these sentences correct:
    1-Didn't I try to call you a few times and your phone was out of order?
    2-Didn't I try to call you a few times but your phone was out of order?

    3-Did you ask for help yesterday and he didn't help you?
    (Is it true that yoy asked for help yesterday and he didn't help you?)

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Hello Navi

    They sound a little odd to me, but would probably be fine in some dialects of English Ė perhaps Irish English, for instance.

    I can't think how I would myself (as a bland BrE-speaker) phrase #1 and #2; but for #3 I would say:

    3a. You asked for help yesterday and he didn't help you?

    (For additional incredulity, you might preface the whole sentence with "You mean...")

    Perhaps an AmE-speaker will pass by and give us another opinion!

    MrP

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