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    Some examples

    “What happened was they boarded us, de-iced us, taxied us ...” (Is this completely correct?.I think something missing after "happened".?)
    I have taken it from somewhere . Please If it is completely correct ,then give me some more examples like this for my better understanding.

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    Re: Some examples

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    “What happened was they boarded us, de-iced us, taxied us ...” (Is this completely correct?..
    You could use 'that' after 'was'; this might make things clearer for you. The 'us' is, of course, 'our plane'.

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    Re: Some examples

    Is It essential to use "that" after "was". If not,give me one more example like this.

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    Re: Some examples

    Quote Originally Posted by onkar View Post
    Is It essential to use "that" after "was". No
    If not,give me one more example like this.
    Would you care to rephrase that order?
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    Last edited by 5jj; 25-Jan-2012 at 15:11. Reason: typo

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    Re: Some examples

    “What happened was they boarded us, de-iced us, taxied us ...”

    Give me one more example like above,please.

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    #6

    Re: Some examples

    *NOT A TEACHER*

    What happened was that he made a connection with the audience.

    Then what happened was that you see their performance decline, and they're not reinvigorated.

    It is not essential, but it is better to use.

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    Re: Some examples

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
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    QUOTE=5jj;848078]6[/QUOTE]

    I think 5jj may have meant for you to rewrite that in a more polite tone, which you did by adding please at the end of your sentence.
    I don't want to sound patronising now and I hope you don't mind if I stick my nose in. However I am wondering: why don't you try and practice your English by using phrases like "Would you mind...?" or modals such as "Could...?" followed by please in the end. They both sound nicer than just giving an order followed by that tiny little p word that you find everywhere in English. As far as I could read in your posts your level and command of English are good enough to make polite requests. Of course, this is only my humble opinion...
    All the best.
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    Last edited by shannico; 25-Jan-2012 at 15:18. Reason: rephrasing

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    Re: Some examples

    Thank you. Actually ,while asking any question,I never pay attention on sentence I am going to write. But I am very grateful for all you,teachers who points every thing. Next time I will mind my questions too.

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