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    Adverbial phrase

    Is the following correct?

    Havng left the country in 1964 when the school was being established, I did not know Ling Tung is such a big university having so many departments.

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    BMO

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    Re: Adverbial phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Is the following correct?

    Havng left the country in 1964 when the school was being established, I did not know Ling Tung is such a big university having so many departments.

    Thanks.

    BMO
    Having left the country in 1964, just as Ling Tung University was being established, at the time, I wasn't aware that it was such a big university with so many departements.


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    Re: Adverbial phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    at the time, I wasn't .
    1. Is my original sentence grammatically correct?

    2. I wanted to say that I havn't heard of such a university back home since I left the country so early. Can I say:

    Having left the country in 1964, just as Ling Tung University was being established, I am not aware that it is such a big university with so many departements.


    Thanks.

    BMO

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    Re: Adverbial phrase

    1. Is my original sentence grammatically correct?
    Sorry. It was ungrammatical. :(

    2. I wanted to say that I havn't heard of such a university back home since I left the country so early. Can I say:

    Having left the country in 1964, just as Ling Tung University was being established, I am not aware that it is such a big university with so many departments.
    But, you are aware now, at this moment, so I'd use "I wasn't aware that is it... / I didn't know that it is.... :D


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    Re: Adverbial phrase

    Okay, last try:

    Having left the country in 1964, just as Ling Tung University was being established, I did not know that it is such a big university with so many departments.

    Thanks.

    BMO


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    Re: Adverbial phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    1. Is my original sentence grammatically correct?
    Sorry. It was ungrammatical. :(
    What's wrong?


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    Re: Adverbial phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by bmo
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    1. Is my original sentence grammatically correct?
    Sorry. It was ungrammatical. :(
    What's wrong?
    Hi bmo,

    the tense in the second part of the sentence isn't correct:

    Having left the country in 1964, just as Ling Tung University was being established, I did not know that it is such a big university with so many departments.


    I'll try:

    Having left the country in 1964, just as Ling Tung University had been established, I didn't know that it was such a big university with so many departments.

    Please let somebody else check this :wink:

    Ulli


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    That's essentially what Cas said, and it's fine.

    FRC


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    Hi Francois,

    super, :D thx for your feedback. I didn't copy, I saw it later. :wink:

    Ulli


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    Any time ;)

    FRC

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