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    hi guys, please corrct this sentece

    will our computer comes today?

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    Let's look at tenses.
    'a computer' is an object, not a person, so its pronoun is 'it'

    'It came yesterday' is past tense.

    What would present tense be?

    What would future tense be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    Let's look at tenses.
    'a computer' is an object, not a person, so its pronoun is 'it'

    'It came yesterday' is past tense.

    What would present tense be?

    What would future tense be?
    It has arrived today. -- Present tense.

    It will arrive tomorrow(or whatever time you choose like next month/year) -- Future tense.

    P.S. : I am not a teacher of English. Just someone who loves the language.

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    It has arrived today. -- Present tense.

    Typo no doubt - so just for clarity for beginners : Present Perfect Tense.

    However, Present Perfect tense cannot be used with a time expression indicating a specific time, as opposed to a period of time.

    The sentence should be:
    "It has arrived."
    or
    "It arrived today."

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    Hey David,

    'will our computer comes today' This was my question. I am working in a software firm. The company which i am working now, ordered 3 computer. i don't know when it will reach. so i decided to ask a guy? Thats why i ask the question.

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    "Will our computer be coming today?"

    "Is our computer coming today?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiranjyo View Post
    Hey David,

    'will our computer comes today' This was my question. I am working in a software firm. The company which i am working now, ordered 3 computer. i don't know when it will reach. so i decided to ask a guy? Thats why i ask the question.
    If your company ordered three computers than in the plural the form would change as follows:

    Are our computers arriving today?

    and alternatively you can say:

    When are our computers going to be delivered(by them)?

    Usually in a commercial transaction delivery is a part of a contract(payment being the reciprocal).

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