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    Hi teachers, could you please correct my sentences below?

    I'll call you as soon as I get home.
    I'll call you as soon as I got home.

    I was here an hour early.
    I was here an hour earlier.

    Thanks! :)

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    Follow up

    Andy and I are bestfriends since gradeschool.--> I believe this is correct.
    Andy and I is upset.

    Janice and Shiela is fighting almost everyday.
    Janice and Shiela are fighting almost everyday.

    I heard her sang once.
    I heard her sing once.

    For me, she's the best teacher.
    To me, she's the best teacher.

    Please explain why some of the sentences are wrong. Thanks! :)

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    I would like to know this too.

    I'll call you as soon as I get home. <--correct? Since we are talking in future tense, we use "get"?

    I'll call you as soon as I got home. <--incorrect? Is so, why is it incorrect and can you tell me what does it mean?

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    Re: Sentences

    I'll call you as soon as I get home. :D

    I'll call you as soon as I got home. :(
    =>(Since you aren't home yet, use get; when I get home, I will call you.)

    I was here an hour early. :D
    =>Means, I got here one hour too early.

    I was here an hour earlier. :D
    =>Means, I got here one hour before I was supposed to arrive.

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    Andy and I have been bestfriends since gradeschool.
    => As for subject verb agreement, when in doubt, change Andy and I to We; The pair Andy and I act as a set: We are. :D

    Andy and I are upset. / We are upset

    Janice and Shiela is fighting almost everyday. :(
    Janice and Shiela are fighting almost everyday. :D

    I heard her sang once. :(
    I heard her sing once. :D
    => I heard he DO something once (Base form)

    She is the best teacher for me. (OK)
    She is the best teacher to me. (Not OK)

    As for me, I think she is the best teacher. (OK)
    To me, she is the best teacher. (OK)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Andy and I have been bestfriends since gradeschool.
    => As for subject verb agreement, when in doubt, change Andy and I to We; The pair Andy and I act as a set: We are. :D
    Uhm, is the sentence "Andy and I are bestfriends since gradeschool." incorrect?!

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    I've another set of sentences.

    You looked a lot like your mom in this picture.
    You look a lot like your mom in this picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    I heard her sang once. :(
    I heard her sing once. :D
    => I heard he DO something once (Base form)
    I'm sorry Ms. Cas but this part confuses me. Can you explain it again or better yet, give more examples?!

    Why can't I say "I heard her SANG once."?-- I heard her already, right?!

    Thank You! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL
    Uhm, is the sentence "Andy and I are bestfriends since gradeschool." incorrect?!
    Yes. It's incorrect. :(

    Andy and I are best friends. (OK)

    Since grade school, Andy and I have been best friends. (OK)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RL
    I've another set of sentences.

    You looked a lot like your mom in this picture.
    You look a lot like your mom in this picture.
    What about this and the other question, Ms. Cas?!

    Thanks! :)

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