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    Default pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Dear teachers,

    pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    " Do you remember a time when you were really embarrassed? "

    I think the article "a" is improper in front of "time" , What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by js_rich View Post
    Dear teachers,

    pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    " Do you remember a time when you were really embarrassed? "

    I think the article "a" is improper in front of "time" , What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.
    No, it's fine. It refers to any time in the past when one had that feeling.

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Thank you for the kind reply.

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    Thank you for the kind reply.
    You're welcome.

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by js_rich View Post
    Dear teachers,

    pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    " Do you remember a time when you were really embarrassed? "

    I think the article "a" is improper in front of "time" , What do you think?

    Thanks in advance.
    As Mike said, this refers to any time in the past when you felt like that. You could also say "Do you remember the time when...", but you'd be referring to a particular (known) event: Do you remember the time when we pretended to be policemen?

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Oh, I see.
    Thank you, Bobk!
    By the way, I 've found that it is quite difficult to use right articles in right time. I'm just wondering if native speakers like you guys have same problem as I have. I mean when you are using articles.

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by js_rich View Post
    Oh, I see.
    Thank you, Bobk!
    By the way, I 've found that it is quite difficult to use right articles in right time. I'm just wondering if native speakers like you guys have same problem as I have. I mean when you are using articles.
    Article use is very difficult to learn, but native speakers seem to have few problems with them.

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Thanks, Mike

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    Thanks, Mike
    You're welcome.

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    Default Re: pls, tell me if there is anything weird in the following sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No, it's fine. It refers to any time in the past when one had that feeling.
    Is it equivalent to "Have you ever felt embarrassed"?

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