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    #1

    general question

    Hey,

    Which sentences are correct in the following scenario.

    I am getting children from school and want to ask the teacher how they were / have been.

    1. Have the children be good?

    2. Were the children good?

    I want to ask something how his day has been / was

    1. How was your day?

    2. How has your day been?

    I want to ask so if so told her / him something

    1. Has she already told you that ...

    2. Did she tell you that...


    I would really appreciate if someone tells me why on use it that particular way ;) Feel free to tell me other mistakes ;) Thank you!

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    #2

    Re: general question

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post
    Hey,

    Which sentences are correct in the following scenario.

    I am getting children from school and want to ask the teacher how they were / have been.

    1. Have the children be good?

    2. Were the children good?

    I want to ask somebody how his day has been / was

    1. How was your day?

    2. How has your day been?

    I want to ask so if she told her / him something

    1. Has she already told you that ...

    2. Did she tell you that...


    I would really appreciate if someone tells me why on use it that particular way ;) Feel free to tell me other mistakes ;) Thank you!
    They are all possible.

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    #3

    Re: general question

    Quote Originally Posted by Prple View Post

    1. Have the children be good?

    2. Were the children good?
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    They are all possible.
    But shouldn't it be, 'Have the children been good?'

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    #4

    Re: general question

    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    But shouldn't it be, 'Have the children been good?'
    Yes, it should.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: general question

    hey, thanks for your fast help! It was quite tired yesterday, and though i read through it for a second time a made some stupid mistakes :D but thanks anyway ;)

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