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    I have just read in "English vocabulary in use" pre-int. and int. by Stuart Redman, Cambridge University this paragraph :
    page: 18
    chapter: 7 prefixes
    "I locked the door when I left, but I lost the key, so I couldn't it unlock it when I got back"

    pls I want to know this statement it grammatically correct or not, and correct it.

    thanks a lot

    Mahmoud

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahmoud1987 View Post
    hello dear
    How are you
    I have just read in "English vocabulary in use" pre-int. and int. by Stuart Redman, Cambridge University this paragraph :
    page: 18
    chapter: 7 prefixes
    "I locked the door when I left, but I lost the key, so I couldn't (it typo???) unlock it when I got back"

    pls I want to know this statement it grammatically correct or not, and correct it.

    thanks a lot

    Mahmoud
    Take it for granted that the sentence taken from that book is correct (I reckon the first it following couldn't is just a typo).



    I locked the door when I left (first you left home and then you locked the door), but I lost the key (you lost the key after leaving home), so I couldn't unlock it when I got back (the last event of the sequence of events - later on, getting back home, you were not able to unlock the door because you had lost the key earlier on).

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