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    #1

    The projects were going in a row

    Hello.

    This is the dialogue I made up,

    - I worked for McDonalds on 'Free Potatoes' and 'White Coke' projects.
    - Did you work on them simultaneously at any time?
    - No, they were going in a row.

    With the bold part I'd like to say that they were happening each after another, can I say that?
    Is the continuous time appropriate or should I have used the simple one?
    Can I also say,
    'They were going each after another' or
    'They didn't overlap in time' or
    'They appeared subsequently' ?
    P.S. The names of the projects might appear to be ridiculous to you, because they were supposed to :)

    Thank you very much for leaving your comment

    Alex.

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    #2

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    I'd say

    'No, at different times.'

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    Or "consecutively".

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    #4

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    Thank you for contribution.

    Do your answers imply that my options are incorrect or that they don't sound natural?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by AlexAD; 17-Sep-2012 at 14:31.

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    #5

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexAD View Post
    Thank you for contribution.

    Does your answers imply that my options are incorrect or that they don't sound naturally?

    Thanks.


    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    None of them sounds natural and only #2 is at all acceptable.

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    #7

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    I am trying to connect the patterns I am used to with the ones in English.
    Don't get me wrong, I appreciate monosyllabic answers were given, but I just need to learn new patterns.
    I would be very grateful if you would give me a few colloquial patterns reflecting what I was trying to express.

    Thank you very much.

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    #8

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    Upping

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    #9

    Re: The projects were going in a row

    'They were going each after another'
    Incomprehensible
    'They didn't overlap in time'
    This does not convey they idea that they happened one after the other, if they followed without gaps.
    'They appeared subsequently'
    They could all have appeared at the same time subsequent to something.
    Last edited by Tdol; 19-Sep-2012 at 21:16.

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