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    #1

    Please correct the sentences!

    She leave the book BY the window.

    I graduated the university in 2000. BY THEN, I hoped that I would find a good job.

    There is OUT OF milk in the refrigerator
    (Don't leave BY, BY THEN, OUT OF)

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    Exclamation Re: Please correct the sentences!

    Quote Originally Posted by hai_lua_t2 View Post
    She leaves/left the book by the window.

    I will be graduated from the university in 2000.(You have to express in future for using the phrase By then) By then, I hoped that I would find a good job.

    There is OUT OF milk in the refrigerator. It can be written like this:
    The refrigerator is running out of milk.
    (Don't leave BY, BY THEN, OUT OF)
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    Re: Please correct the sentences!

    She left the book by the window
    I graduated (in physics...) from (name of university) in 2000.
    At the time I hoped/I was hoping to find a job (or that I would find....)

    The last sentence doesn't make sense.There is out of milk in the refrigerator (???????)

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    Re: Please correct the sentences!

    I left the book on the window.
    I graduated from the university in 2000. (Both in the simple past tense)

    Assuming that you are graduating in 2010 next year, then we have to restate your sentence using a different tense; the future perfect tense.

    Example: I will have graduated from the university in April 2010.
    By the year 2010, I will have found a job.

    compound sentence: I will have graduated from the university in April 2010
    and hopefully, I will have found a job by then.

    If you graduated in 2000 and hoped in that same year that you would have found a job, yet did not find one, then we can use a different sentence.

    When I graduated in 2000, I hoped that I would find a job.

    I hope that I contributed in one way or another to the question you posted here. I am trying my best to share the best I know to be able to help fellow members of this site although I am not a native English speaker. In our country, English is a second language and it has always been of interest to me especially when I got the chance to teach some scholars before. Definitely, I have my own share of mistakes and lapses too and I hope that I'm not being pedantic. In fact, I welcome others' opinions and answers because I'm also learning from them.

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