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    supernatural

    Are these sentences correct:

    1-You have are using magical ideas to explain what happened, not to
    scientific ones.

    2- You have are using supernatural ideas to explain what happened, not to
    scientific ones.

    Obviously "ideas" in question do not work any magic,

    They are basically based on belief in the supernatural.

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    Re: supernatural

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Are these sentences correct:

    1-You have are using magical ideas to explain what happened, not to
    scientific ones.

    2- You have are using supernatural ideas to explain what happened, not to
    scientific ones.

    Obviously "ideas" in question do not work any magic,

    They are basically based on belief in the supernatural.
    (I'm not a teacher)

    1. Not quite. Drop "have" and "to": You are using magical ideas to explain what happened, not scientific ones. Or if you wanted a different tense: You have used magical ideas to explain what happened, not scientific ones.

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    Re: supernatural

    Thanks a lot RealPeopleTalk.

    I messed up, didn't I? I don't know how the "have" and "to" got in there! I think I combined two different sentences together!

    1-You are using magical ideas to explain what happened, not scientific ones.
    2- You are using supernatural ideas to explain what happened, not scientific ones.

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    Re: supernatural

    Quote Originally Posted by RealPeopleTalk View Post
    (I'm not a teacher)

    1. Not quite. Drop "have" and "to": You are using magical ideas to explain what happened, not scientific ones. Or if you wanted a different tense: You have used magical ideas to explain what happened, not scientific ones.

    you have used magical ideas to explain what has happened, not scientific ones

    or

    you used magical ideas to explain what has happened, not scientific ones

    or

    you used magical ideas to expleain what happened, not scientific ones

    are these sentences considered correct ?

    I'm afriad I can't really get it, why did you use a present perfect first and then you used a past simple ? why didn't you use a present perfect too ?

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