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    was?

    Say Person 'A' has assigned some work to person 'B' and he is coming back after some time to check the progress expecting person 'B' would have finished it.
    A: How is that work going? are you finished?

    B: it was going well...

    At this moment, If I was person 'A' , i would prefer to interrupt with the following(I have a similiar use in my native language), because i sense that something has gone wrong after a good start.

    A: was? ( is this correct?)

    Could you please give me some examples if possible?

    Thanks
    Karan

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    Re: was?

    Quote Originally Posted by kavithakaran View Post
    Say Person 'A' has assigned some work to person 'B' and he is coming back after some time to check the progress expecting person 'B' would have finished it.
    A: How is that work going? are you finished?

    B: it was going well...

    At this moment, If I was person 'A' , i would prefer to interrupt with the following(I have a similiar use in my native language), because i sense that something has gone wrong after a good start.

    A: was? ( is this correct?)

    Could you please give me some examples if possible?

    Thanks
    Karan
    Yes, you can say exactly that. You expect him to say "Everything is going well."

    Other examples:
    A: I used to love going out with you.
    B: used to?

    A: I hope you've finished that report. I need it for meeting.
    B: Yes, it will be finished.
    A: will be?

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