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    #1

    Can someone help me to correct this sentence. thanks

    1) Sorry to have cause you to waste 30 minutes of your valuable time.
    2) Sorry to have stolen 20 minutes of your valuable times.
    3) I just need you to give me 30 minutes of your precious time.
    4) How is your friend taking it? ( Dog died)


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    Re: Can someone help me to correct this sentence. thanks

    1) Sorry to have cause you to waste 30 minutes of your valuable time.
    > spell the number out as a word
    > "to have caused" takes the participle
    Sorry to have CAUSED you to waste THIRTY minutes of your valuable time.


    2) Sorry to have stolen 20 minutes of your valuable times.
    > spell the number out as a word
    > In this case, "time" is not an item, and not something that can be made into a plural
    Sorry to have stolen TWENTY minutes of your valuable TIME.


    3) I just need you to give me 30 minutes of your precious time.
    > "precious" time is too much. It sounds sarcastic.
    I just need you to give me THIRTY minutes of your time.


    4) How is your friend taking it? ( Dog died)
    (this is fine)

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