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    #1

    Correct the sentence.

    1) I was born on the same day as you (were?).
    2) I was born on the same day with you.
    Which sentence is correct?
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    #2

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    1) I was born on the same day as you (were?). Both versions are correct.

    2) I was born on the same day with you. Only if your mothers were in the same delivery room at the time of your births.

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    #3

    Re: Correct the sentence.

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    Thanks a lot!
    I like the red part of your post

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    #4

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    Correct the sentence please:
    Don't ask yourself what your country has done (or did?) for you, ask yourself what you have done (or did?) for your country.

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    #5

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    Leave it in the present perfect. No corrections are needed.
    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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    #6

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    Barb_D
    Thank you! If it is not hard for you, can you explain the use of Present Perfect? I can't explain it, but I feel that PP is correct.

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    #7

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    What has it done -- up to this point in time, with the possibiity of more to come.

    What it did -- firmly in the past.

    Actually, isn't the original "... what you CAN do..."?
    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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    #8

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    I wondered about the changes that had been made to the original. If it was just an exercise in tenses but if was meant to be the actual quote, then it should indeed read:

    Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

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    #9

    Re: Correct the sentence.

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    Thank you very much!
    Yes, it sounds better with CAN, but I think it can also be used with PP in some situations
    Do you know where this quote is from?

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    #10

    Re: Correct the sentence.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNewOne View Post
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    emsr2d2

    Thank you very much!
    Yes, it sounds better with CAN, but I think it can also be used with PP in some situations
    Do you know where this quote is from?
    A very famous speech by John F Kennedy, former President of the USA. The whole speech can be found HERE

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