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    Are these all correct?

    My teacher asked me to rewrite a sentence: They/not find/cause/fire
    I wrote: They still haven't found the cause of the fire.
    But my teacher said it was incorrect and she gave me the answer:
    They still haven't found out what caused the fire.
    Which is correct? If my sentence is wrong, please correct it for me.
    Thank you very much!
    ngoc_lan

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    Re: Are these all correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngoc_lan View Post
    My teacher asked me to rewrite a sentence: They/not find/cause/fire
    I wrote: They still haven't found the cause of the fire.
    But my teacher said it was incorrect and she gave me the answer:
    They still haven't found out what caused the fire.
    Which is correct? If my sentence is wrong, please correct it for me.
    Thank you very much!
    ngoc_lan
    Your sentence is fine, so is your teacher's sentence.

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    Re: Are these all correct?

    Is "found" different from "found out" in the context of this sentence?

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    Re: Are these all correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngoc_lan View Post
    Is "found" different from "found out" in the context of this sentence?
    No, there is no difference in meaning.

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    Re: Are these all correct?

    Thanks a lot!

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