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    Is an argument raised?

    Hello to everyone.
    I wrote the following sentence but I am not sure if it is correct or not.

    "This was a constructive discussion with many arguments raised, please allow the last summarizing speech for each side"

    I would like to thank you in advance.
    Best Regards
    Alex.

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    Re: Is an argument raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Hello to everyone.
    I wrote the following sentence but I am not sure if it is correct or not.

    "This was a constructive discussion with many arguments raised, please allow the last summarizing speech for each side"

    I would like to thank you in advance.
    Best Regards
    Alex.
    "This has been a constructive discussion with many arguments raised, each side will now make a summarizing speech." I think this is what you are trying to say.

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    Re: Is an argument raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "This has been a constructive discussion with many arguments raised, each side will now make a summarizing speech." I think this is what you are trying to say.

    Thanks for your update. Could you please help me understand why was is not correct? Do you imply as there is a connection between past and simple I have to use present perfect.

    Best Regards
    Alex.

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    Re: Is an argument raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by dervast View Post
    Thanks for your update. Could you please help me understand why was is not correct? Do you imply as there is a connection between past and simple I have to use present perfect.

    Best Regards
    Alex.
    Because this seems to be an ongoing situation, rather than a reference to something which is finished, I think the present perfect is appropriate.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 20-May-2010 at 08:09. Reason: missing "than"

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    Re: Is an argument raised?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Because this seems to be an ongoing situation, rather a reference to something which is finished, I think the present perfect is appropriate.
    I would like to thank you for your update. I appreciate that you as others spend your time for helping others.

    All the Best
    Alex.

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