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    Are these sentences correct?

    Are these sentences correct?

    1-Since Smith left, it seemed that everyone else

    was beginning his own individual life.


    2- Are we going to have cheese for breakfast?


    3-You'll go to England when you grow older.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    2- Are we going to have cheese for breakfast?


    3-You'll go to England when you grow older.

    They seem fine.

    -Since Smith left, it seemed that everyone else

    began -has begun his own individual life.


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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Thanks indeed

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    #4

    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Hi RoseSpring,
    This is one of those times when you're not sure if "Since" is being used to indicate a passage of time or to mean "because."

    Because he left, people are...
    Since the time he left, people are ...

    Either meaning is possible, so you may consider whether it even matters (is the cause-effect idea of because important?) and if so, rewriting to be Since Smith's departure (clearly time) or "Because..."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Are these sentences correct?

    Thanks indeed

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