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    #1

    which sentence is better

    Hi,

    Which sentence is better:
    1. has your family arrived?
    OR
    2. did your family arrive?

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    Re: which sentence is better

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    Hi,

    Which sentence is better:
    1. hHas your family arrived?
    OR
    2. dDid your family arrive?
    It depends on the time of the arrival.

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    Re: which sentence is better

    I don't know the arrival time. I only know that they are coming

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    Re: which sentence is better

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    I don't know the arrival time. I only know that they are coming
    Then the first is more natural in BrE.

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