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    Which one is correct?

    She woke me up early in the morning since she set the alram clock for/at 6am everyday.

    She didn't wash the dishes until they were piled up in the sink. Should be passive?
     

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    She woke me up early in the morning since she set the alram clock for/at 6am everyday.

    She didn't wash the dishes until they were piled up in the sink. Should be passive?
     

    Thank you for your response.
    She set the alarm FOR 6 a.m. If she set it AT 6 a.m, that was the time she turned the clock on. AT 11 p.m. last night, I set my alarm FOR 7 a.m. this morning.

    (Note your typo: alarm)

    The second one is fine. I know the dishes don't pile themselves, but after someone piles them there, they are piled up.
    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: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    The second one is fine. I know the dishes don't pile themselves, but after someone piles them there, they are piled up.
    The dishes don't pile themselves but I know a lot of people who seem to think they wash themselves!

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by arzgol View Post
    She woke me up early in the morning since she set the alram clock for/at 6am every day.
    "Everyday" is an adjective. It's not the word you want here.

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    "Everyday" is an adjective. It's not the word you want here.
    Setting the alarm for 6am is an everyday occurrence here, sadly!

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    Re: Which one is correct?

    But I studied until 3 am every day when I was a freshman, therefore, I was unhappy when my roommate woke me up at 6 am.

    Anway, thank you for explenation.
    Last edited by arzgol; 28-Jun-2011 at 18:16.

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