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    #21

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    What I said form... was correct in the 17th century I think.
    And it still is, dear.




    I looked back at my first post and I am going to tell you the following:

    I knew that in BrE the definite article should be omitted in front of church, prison, home etc.
    Nowadays, and in my bloody opinion, the the shouldn't be omitted in front of prison or church when used with the simple past for we do not live in the 16th century when only one either church or prison was in the city or the village.
    Can you expand on the meaning of "in my bloody opinion"?

    In the second sentence the prison is used. I am not sure it can be used together with the present perfect tense. My opinion is that it shouldn't be used with the present perfect. She's gone to some prison., would be better, much better, I think.
    I did say, your English is simply not good enough.

    Grammar is not a matter of "in my opinion".

    Buy a good grammar book or have a look at the excellent exercises on this very page. I am sure, they will do you much good!

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    #22

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    And it still is, dear.


    I am going to tell you the next. Missing of the preposition to was my oversight only. I agree that that was your right correction.

    Can you expand on the meaning of "in my bloody opinion"?
    I have my right to have my opinion about anything.
    I did say, your English is simply not good enough.
    I already said that I had already found it isn't.
    The grammar is not a matter of "in my opinion". (did you mean "any grammar"?)
    I stay by my opinion that the the should be in front of both prisson and church but still not in front of home, for example.

    Buy a good grammar book or have a look at the excellent exercises on this very page. I am sure, they will do you much good!
    I have a few books but the problem is for I've been learning the language seriously for about 8 months only. And I haven't had any teacher with me.
    Last edited by RonBee; 30-Jul-2008 at 00:17. Reason: inappropriate language; insulting other members

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    #23

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Grammar is not a matter of "in my opinion". (did you mean "any grammar"?)

    Indeed.
    Quote Originally Posted by e2e4 View Post
    I have a few books but the problem is for I've been learning the language seriously for about 8 months only. And I haven't had any teacher with me.


    Well, then, no wonder.

    (This is my last comment on this matter.)
    Last edited by heidita; 30-Jul-2008 at 00:31.

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    #24

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Getting back to the subject, I would expect "He has gone to prison" or "He went to prison" to mean that the person went there of their own volition. On the other hand, I would expect "He has been sent to prison" or "He has been taken to prison" to mean the person went unwillingly and was imprisoned.

    Please remember how important context is (very) and that no sentence really means anything outside of context.

    (e2e4, please make a greater effort to makes your posts understandable, and confine your remarks to the topic at hand.


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    #25

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    Sorry, e2e4, but your English is simply not good enough.
    Heidita, you must be a teacher.
    I did not know you are so strict.

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    #26

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

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    Heidita, you must be a teacher.
    I did not know you were so strict.
    Yes, indeed, jeje, terrible habit, I correct people in the bar! Everybody hates me!

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    #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    Yes, indeed, jeje, terrible habit, I correct people in the bar! Everybody hates me!
    I did not know you (were) are so strict.
    I still find you strict. So you are (strict)
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    Ps.Please participate in the vote 'Would you like to live in the USA?'. We need to see your beautiful opinions about living in the USA! Hopping that you'd set the stage for having a good conclusion!

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    #28

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    I did not know you (were) are so strict.
    I still find you strict. So you are (strict)
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    Ps.Please participate in the vote 'Would you like to live in the USA?'. We need to see your beautiful opinions about living in the USA! Hopping that you'd set the stage for having a good conclusion!
    Perhaps:
    I'm hoping you'll set the stage for a good conclusion.
    A grand finale perhaps?


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    #29

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    Perhaps:
    I'm hoping you'll set the stage for a good conclusion.
    A grand finale perhaps?

    Of course, Ron, as soon as we get a 100 votes.

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    #30

    Re: Went to vs has gone to

    Quote Originally Posted by heidita View Post
    Indeed.



    Well, then, no wonder.

    (This is my last comment on this matter.)
    You had better not to have told anything for it was wasting my time with your sentences only.
    And you have no right to tell that this is going to be your the last comment on this matter. That's awful.


    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Getting back to the subject, I would expect "He has gone to prison" or "He went to prison" to mean that the person went there of their own volition. On the other hand, I would expect "He has been sent to prison" or "He has been taken to prison" to mean the person went unwillingly and was imprisoned.

    Please remember how important context is (very) and that no sentence really means anything outside of context.

    (e2e4, please make a greater effort to makes your posts understandable, and confine your remarks to the topic at hand.

    Ron Bee, I am sorry that I pulled out the activity of talking to myself all the time and with no any relation to the topic as well, even though I wasn't pulled by anyone on here.


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