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  1. Senior Member
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    #1

    You finally came!

    "Oh, my goodness, you finally came. We had waited for you for a long time."

    Is "came" grammatically correct here?
    Should we say "Oh, my goodness, finally you come" instead when we see our friend coming finally?

    Thanks for your help!

    Jason

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    #2

    Re: You finally came!

    "Finally you came!" is fine. You could also say "You have finally come!" I slightly prefer the latter. "Finally you come" is incorrect.

    For the second half, "We have been waiting for you for a long time!" is better.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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