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    Hi! I just wanted help with these sentences to see if both are gramatically correct, or if one is wrong:

    1a. Next to him was a squirrel.
    1b. Next to him, there was a squirrel.

    The same goes for these ones:

    2a. Whoever's laughing at you is a bad person.
    2b. Whoever's laughing at you, they're a bad person.

    Regarding the following one, I was wondering whether if I'm using the verbs correctly or not:

    3. We should be discussing how to find him, not arguing over other things. (or argue?)

    Thank you!

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    Re: Help with sentences

    thank you! Hum, but does the "like" mean the sentences are ok??? Thank you :)

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    Re: Help with sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Berni94 View Post
    Hi! I just wanted help with these sentences to see if both are gramatically correct, or if one is wrong:

    1a. Next to him was a squirrel.
    1b. Next to him, there was a squirrel.

    These are both fine, but 1b sounds more natural to me.
    The same goes for these ones:

    2a. Whoever's laughing at you is a bad person.
    2b. Whoever's laughing at you, they're a bad person.
    Is there a specific person laughing? If you don't know, then I suggest 2b be "Anyone who is laughing at you is a bad person."
    Regarding the following one, I was wondering whether if I'm using the verbs correctly or not:

    3. We should be discussing how to find him, not arguing over other things. (or argue?) Arguing.

    Thank you!
    No, "like" does not mean it's okay. It's used to say "thanks" for "I agree with your response" or "I like your question."
    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: Help with sentences

    Oh, Thank you so much for your help ! :) I understood everything perfectly.

    And also, Regarding the like , Thanks for that too ;) It's just that the people I know use the likes to say something's ok Or funny (We do that on Facebook a lot) and I wasn't sure if likes were used here in the sane way, so Thanks again! :)

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    Re: Help with sentences

    People 'like' things in this forum for a number of reasons. Probably the most common are to say 'Thank you' (from the person who posted the question) and 'I think that is a good answer' (from others). Not many people 'like' questions.

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    Re: Help with sentences

    Ok! :)

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