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    It was 10 o'clock p.m and by then the meeting was still underway.

    Does it make sense?
    Is there any grammatical error?
    Can you modify the sentence for me?

    Thank you for your help.
    I really appreciate your kind answer.

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    Default Re: the last question for today

    Quote Originally Posted by moonwalker


    It was 10 o'clock p.m and by then the meeting was still underway.

    Does it make sense?
    Is there any grammatical error?
    Can you modify the sentence for me?

    Thank you for your help.
    I really appreciate your kind answer.
    Hi, moonwalker,

    It's correct to say: It was 10 p.m. and the meeting was still lasting.

    You only use "o'clock" or "pm/am", and "underway" isn't the correct expression. :wink:

    Ulli

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    I wouldn't use lasting- how about 'going on'? .

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    Thank you for your kind explanation!

    Your reply is the first that I have ever got on this site. :D

    OK.
    I will erase o'clock.

    "Underway" isn't good enough?

    I will use lasting.


    How about "by then"?

    Do I have to erase by then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I wouldn't use lasting- how about 'going on'? .
    Thank you for your suggestion!!
    Wow, you are the editor.
    Nice to meet you. :D

    underway --> lasting --> going on

    I have thought that "underway" "lasting " "going on" are almost same.

    How about " by then" ?

    In this sentence, " by then" is useless?
    Is it recommended that I erase "by then"?
    Or is it required that I erase "by then" ?

    How about replacing "by then" with "until then"?

    Please kindly answer me. :o

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    Default Re: the last question for today

    Quote Originally Posted by moonwalker
    Thank you for your kind explanation!

    Your reply is the first that I have ever got on this site. :D

    OK.
    I will erase o'clock.

    "Underway" isn't good enough?

    I will use lasting.


    How about "by then"?

    Do I have to erase by then?
    Hi moonwalker,

    Thank you for your kind reply. :wink: You express "by then" is expressed with "going on" (as tdol has recommended )....you just don't need it.

    It would be easier for me to explain it in German :D . I hope I will improve... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    I wouldn't use lasting- how about 'going on'? .
    Hi tdol,

    Why is it better to use "going on" instead of "lasting" :wink:

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    'to last' is not used to mean that something is happening, it is used to say how long it will continue.
    The meeting lasted one hour only, but it seemed to be an eternity.
    They're triumphing now, but it won't last.

    'to go on' means it continues.
    The meeting went on and on for hours. What a drag!
    The CEO hung up and the meeting went on.
    It was 20:00 and the meeting was still going on.

    'to be underway' means it has started but it is not finished.
    The negociation is underway.

    FRC

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    Default Re: the last question for today

    Quote Originally Posted by moonwalker


    It was 10 o'clock p.m and by then the meeting was still underway.

    Does it make sense?
    Is there any grammatical error?
    Can you modify the sentence for me?

    Thank you for your help.
    I really appreciate your kind answer.
    What about?

    The meeting was still underway/going on at 10 p.m.
    It was 10 p.m. and the meeting was still going on.

    :D

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    I thank all of you for kind help.

    It is always enjoyable to read your replies.

    Thank you so much. ^^

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