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    I wasn't born at the time?

    Someone is talking about an event in 1960 and ask you whether you remember it or not and you want to say you were not born until later. what do you say? I wasn't born at the time?

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    #2

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan. View Post
    Someone is talking about an event in 1960 and ask you whether you remember it or not and you want to say you were not born until later. what do you say? I wasn't born at the time?

    Thanks.
    That would be OK in colloquial English. Also, one could say "I wasn't born yet".

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    #3

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Or "I wasn't alive then". I would use that or "I hadn't been born then". You could also say something like "No. I wasn't born until 1967!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    I wouldn't say "I wasn't born yet".

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    #5

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    I've always liked the thought-provoking "I was dead then."

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    #6

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Hello.

    What do you think about: "I wasn't born then"?

    Thanks.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    What do you think about: "I wasn't born then"?

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    Did you read post #4 from bhaisahab?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Sure, but I replaced "yet" with "then".
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #9

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Sure, but I replaced "yet" with "then".
    You did. Sorry, I missed that.

    I think "I wasn't born then" is fine.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #10

    Re: I wasn't born at the time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    What do you think about: "I wasn't born then"?
    I'd use it.

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