Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: virtual, tenses


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 1,740
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    virtual, tenses

    I am wearing a virtual shirt of Indian cricket team.

    I was watching T.V. when the giant was coming nearby my door, suddenly I thrown my book, which I kept in my hand, to the giant through the window.

    Please correct this two sentences of mine.

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Academic
      • Native Language:
      • Swedish
      • Home Country:
      • Sweden
      • Current Location:
      • Sweden

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 1,044
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: virtual, tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    I am wearing a virtual ?? shirt of an Indian cricket team.

    I was watching T.V. when the giant came near my door. Suddenly, I threw the book I was holding in my hand at the giant, through the window.

    Please correct these two sentences of mine.
    smth like that...

    virtual means "existing in the mind, especially as a product of the imagination". A virtual shirt??

    It's good that you didn't wear virtual trousers...
    Last edited by bianca; 07-Jul-2007 at 22:39.


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,448
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: virtual, tenses

    I think Gary is going by this meaning of virtual: 1 almost as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.

    It can be used in this way: "I am wearing a shirt that is virtually the same as that used by the Indian cricket team."

    I was watching T.V. when the giant came near my door. Suddenly, I threw the book I was holding in my hand at the giant, through the window.

    I was watching T.V. when a giant came close to the house and I threw the book, which was I was holding in my hand, through the window at the giant.



    • Join Date: Jun 2007
    • Posts: 26
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Re: virtual, tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I think Gary is going by this meaning of virtual: 1 almost as described, but not completely or according to strict definition.

    It can be used in this way: "I am wearing a shirt that is virtually the same as that used by the Indian cricket team."

    I was watching T.V. when the giant came near my door. Suddenly, I threw the book I was holding in my hand at the giant, through the window.

    I was watching T.V. when a giant came close to the house and I threw the book, which was I was holding in my hand, through the window at the giant.
    I was watching T.V. when a giant came close to the house and I threw the book, which was I was holding in my hand, through the window at the giant.

    Is that normal Angelika?


    • Join Date: Oct 2006
    • Posts: 19,448
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: virtual, tenses

    Nope - it's the end of a long day. Delete the first "was".


    • Join Date: Jan 2007
    • Posts: 1,740
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: virtual, tenses

    Thank you friends.
    Are the following sentences correct?

    (1) She was virtually collapsed when she was running about 100 km.

    (2) Her fighting with her neighbour is a virtual war.

    Please help me.

Similar Threads

  1. How many tenses are there in English language?
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 07-Nov-2009, 03:03
  2. Sequence of tenses (#2)
    By gorikaz in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 11-Mar-2007, 04:34
  3. help with past tenses
    By teelewis in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-Aug-2006, 00:14
  4. Putting tenses together
    By shun in forum General Language Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-Dec-2004, 02:10
  5. The Hidden Evidence: The Past Family
    By shun in forum Teaching English
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: 09-Nov-2003, 01:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •