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    Arrow Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Hi there,

    I'd like to know if the following sentences are correct (and make sense):

    1- How things goes?
    2- Have you got an email I (have) sent?
    3- How(what) about your headache? Are you feeling better?

    Well, these sentences are just simple dialogues but I don't know if they are well written. I know as well that have lots of dialogues seemed to these but I'd like to know those above.

    Can you help me, please?

    Thanks

    Falcon

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    Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hi there,

    I'd like to know if the following sentences are correct (and make sense):

    1- [I]How goes things?[/I]
    2- Have you got the email I (have) sent?
    3- How is your headache? Are you feeling better?

    Well, these sentences are just simple dialogues but I don't know if they are well written. I know as well that have lots of dialogues seemed to these but I'd like to know those above.

    Can you help me, please?

    Thanks

    Falcon

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    Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hi there,

    I'd like to know if the following sentences are correct (and make sense):

    1- How things goes?
    2- Have you got an email I (have) sent?
    3- How(what) about your headache? Are you feeling better?

    Well, these sentences are just simple dialogues but I don't know if they are well written. I know as well that have lots of dialogues seemed to these but I'd like to know those above.

    Can you help me, please?

    Thanks

    Falcon
    I agree with curmudgeon. Another option for #1 is "How are things going?"

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    Arrow Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Thanks guys.

    In the #2, is optional the use of "have"?

    Falcon

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    Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Yes,

    Have you got the email I sent?

    Have you got the email I sent to you?

    Have you received my email?

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    Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Thanks guys.

    In the #2, is optional the use of "have"?

    Falcon
    Informally: Got the e-mail I sent?

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    Arrow Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    That's ok...

    Now, I have another doubt:

    - "Do you know if he will take long?"

    Is this sentence right? Do you understand what I mean?

    Thanks

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    Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Do you know if it will take him long?

    Do you know if he will be long?

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    Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Yes, it is correct. You are asking someone whether he knows if another person will take a long time to do a particular thing.

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    Arrow Re: Common dialogue (but I need your help!)

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Yes, it is correct. You are asking someone whether he knows if another person will take a long time to do a particular thing.
    Exactly!!

    So, the sentence I wrote - "Do you know if he will take long?" - and the sentence that Curmudgeon wrote - "Do you know if he will be long?" - has the same meaning, right?

    Falcon

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