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    Question Using Soon with past tense , Using how many and ho much , for/since

    Hello I have three sentences which my school teacher wrote it and I think these sentences are wrong I will underline which words I think they are wrong and please help me to know if they are wrong or no
    1. The ambulance took the injured persons to the hospital soon .
      CAN WE USE 'SOON' IN THE PAST TENSE ?!
    2. The father gives his daughter 5 Dollars daily. (ASK QUESTION ABOUT 5 Dollars)
      My teacher said
      'HOW MANY does the father give his daughter daily?'
      is this right or
      'HOW MUCH does the father give his daughter daily?'
      and can we use WHAT instead of how many/much??
    3. He has bought a new shirt for two days
      SHOULDN'T WE SAY 'SINCE'??
      BECAUSE i KNOW 'FOR' IS FOR PERIOD
      i MEAN THAT THIS SENTENCES(WITH FOR) MEANS THAT HE HAS BOUGHT THE SHIRT FOR 2 DAYS ONLY


      Please answer me and thank you

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    Re: Using Soon with past tense , Using how many and ho much , for/since

    Quote Originally Posted by hemoali View Post
    Hello I have three sentences which my school teacher wrote it and I think these sentences are wrong I will underline which words I think they are wrong and please help me to know if they are wrong or no
    1. The ambulance took the injured persons to the hospital soon .
      CAN WE USE 'SOON' IN THE PAST TENSE ?!
    2. The father gives his daughter 5 Dollars daily. (ASK QUESTION ABOUT 5 Dollars)
      My teacher said
      'HOW MANY does the father give his daughter daily?'
      is this right or
      'HOW MUCH does the father give his daughter daily?'
      and can we use WHAT instead of how many/much??
    3. He has bought a new shirt for two days
      SHOULDN'T WE SAY 'SINCE'??
      BECAUSE i KNOW 'FOR' IS FOR PERIOD
      i MEAN THAT THIS SENTENCES(WITH FOR) MEANS THAT HE HAS BOUGHT THE SHIRT FOR 2 DAYS ONLY


      Please answer me and thank you
    Welcome to the forums, hemoali. Please ask unrelated questions in separate threads.
    1. The ambulance took the injured persons to the hospital soon. This is incorrect, but it is possible to use "soon" in the past. "It was raining heavily and John soon became soaking wet." For example.

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    Re: Using Soon with past tense , Using how many and ho much , for/since

    NOT A TEACHER

    Hemoali, please remember the following standards of written English:

    - Start every new sentence with a capital letter.
    - End every sentence with the relevant punctuation mark (full stop, question mark, exclamation mark).
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Put a space after full stop, comma, question mark, exclamation mark, colon, semi-colon etc.

    (Courtesy of emsr2d2.)

    Also, please do not post all the words in capital letters, it's perceived as shouting.

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