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    Default [HELP] A small question !

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    At first i'm very grateful for your helps. Thanks you for helping me whenever i make questions.

    Today, i have a small question. I have done it but i'm not sure whether it is right or not. Hope you will help me to check my answer.

    Find 1 error in this sentence and correct it

    I would sooner be taken to the place where we first met each other

    A lot of my friends said the error is "sooner" and they corrected it to "soon". I'm sure they are wrong. As far as i know, we can you "would rather/sooner do sth than do sth" so that the error cant be "sooner".

    In my opinion, the error is "each other". Am i right? Some verbs cant go with "each other" such as "to marry,...".

    Thanks for helping me ! Sorry for my bad English !
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    ... would sooner ... than...
    ... would sooner ...

    ... met each other ...
    ... marry each other ...

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    ... would sooner ... than...
    ... would sooner ...

    ... met each other ...
    ... marry each other ...

    Does that help?
    Thanks Casiopea for replying my post. According to your answer, i can find the incorrect word.
    The new sentence after being corrected is :
    I would soon be taken to the place ~
    Is it the final answer? Sorry for my bad English.

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    Find 1 error in this sentence and correct it

    Error: I would sooner be taken to the place where we first met each other.
    Correction: I would soon be taken to the place where we first met each other.

    Does that help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Find 1 error in this sentence and correct it
    Error: I would sooner be taken to the place where we first met each other.
    Correction: I would soon be taken to the place where we first met each other.
    Does that help?
    Thanks Casiopea for your help. But i'm still confused.
    Many ppl (who i questioned) said that we couldnt use "Marry each other".
    Can u give me an explaination? Thanks u alot ! I'm very grateful to you !

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    Default Re: [HELP] A small question !

    The "correction" to soon changes the meaning entirely!

    I would sooner be taken to the place where we first met each other than to a new location is perfectly okay.

    I would soon be taken... this sounds like you are relating a story about some that did happen, and you have paused at this point in time to change tenses. It's not at ALL the same meaning of stating a preference for where you'd rather go.

    As for the "marry each other" - that's very common. Can you ask others who have have told you NOT to do that what they meant? Perhaps they think that only a member of the clergy or a judge can do the marrying. Father John married Pete and Melody yesterday. But it's also used by the couple themselves. We got married a year ago today.

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    Many thanks, Teachers. I'm grateful to you for your helps. Now, i know clearly ! Sorry for my bad English..^^

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