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    Please advise whether my sentences are grammatically correct.

    1) We often quarrelled when we were rooming (room) together.

    2) The dogs fought so viciously that the whole neighbourhood was aroused (arouse).

    3) He never repeated that trick, having been warned (warn) more than once by the Principal.

    4) He never repeated that trick, being warned (warn) more than once by the Principal.

    5) John was surprised to discover that his uncle had been financing (finance) his education all that while.

    6)I wish she did not shout (not shout) so loudly just now.

    I expect a full explanation if my sentences are grammatically wrong.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead View Post
    Please advise whether my sentences are grammatically correct.

    1) We often quarrelled when we were rooming (room) together.

    2) The dogs fought so viciously that the whole neighbourhood was aroused (arouse).

    3) He never repeated that trick, having been warned (warn) more than once by the Principal.

    4) He never repeated that trick, being warned (warn) more than once by the Principal.

    5) John was surprised to discover that his uncle had been financing (finance) his education all that while.

    6)I wish she did not shout (not shout) so loudly just now.

    I expect a full explanation if my sentences are grammatically wrong.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Are my sentences correct?

    Number three confuses me a little. If he had been warned more than once, then that suggests that he did repeat the trick.

    What are these questions for: do you have a more specific goal in mind?

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    Default Re: Are my sentences correct?

    Can't we say "...was financing" as well, in the fifth sentence?

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    I wish she had not shouted so loudly just now


    The other sentences seem fine to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I wish she had not shouted so loudly just now


    The other sentences seem fine to me.
    I think it should be this way:
    I wish she had not shouted so loudly just then.
    Or
    I wish she has not shouted so loudly just now.

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    Default Re: Are my sentences correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by cglprasad View Post
    I think it should be this way:
    I wish she had not shouted so loudly just then.
    Or
    I wish she has not shouted so loudly just now.
    No, Anglika is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead View Post
    I wish she did not shout (not shout) so loudly just now.

    Since the statement is being made after the event 'did not shout' should be in the past tense and hence should be written as 'had not shouted'

    I wish she had not shouted so loudly just now

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    Default Re: Are my sentences correct?

    re comment by supersonic in sentence 3 is right as both 'had been' and 'was' are the same tense

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