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    #1

    the news spread/arrived

    I. The news spread twenty minutes later.

    II. The news arrived twenty minutes later.

    They are good sentences, aren't they? Please.

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    #2

    Re: the news spread/arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by puzzle View Post
    I. The news spread twenty minutes later.

    II. The news arrived twenty minutes later.

    They are good sentences, aren't they? Please.
    Hi,

    They seem correct to me, if that's what you mean. That is, as long as you are aware that their meaning is not the same.

    charliedeut

    PS: On second thoughts, maybe I'd rewrite #1: "The news started to spread twenty minutes later", as it is not an instantaneous act.
    Last edited by charliedeut; 20-Jul-2012 at 12:10. Reason: Added PS
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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