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    Vanish or vanished?

    Should "only to find it vanished like a vapor" be "only to find it vanish like a puff of vapor"?

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    I've just read through 2 pages of the sincere and serious replies. Because the net speed from China was quite slow so I have prepared to read it today only to find it vanished like a vapor.

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    #2

    Re: Vanish or vanished?

    I would use vanish like a vapour.

    Sounds more natural.

    (excuse the spelling differences, I'm Australian)




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    #3

    Re: Vanish or vanished?

    I'd say '. . .it had vanished like a puff of smoke.'

    The rest of the sentence has other problems.

    Rover

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    Re: Vanish or vanished?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I'd say '. . .it had vanished like a puff of smoke.'

    The rest of the sentence has other problems.

    Rover

    Thank you.
    If convenient, edit them please.

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