Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Yourjones
    Guest
    #1

    What is wrong with them?

    Hello,

    Jack and Jill went to the park and because it was very crowded there (this is the case in some Asian countries), soon they could not find each other. Should I say "They were lost from each other"? I know for Jack, Jill was lost, and the way reverse, for Jill, Jack was lost.

    Thanks.

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,092
    #2

    Re: What is wrong with them?

    That's not a natural expression. "They became separated" works, but naturally you need the context you've given to get the proper meaning. Or "They lost track of each other".

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Apr 2007
    • Posts: 4,146
    #3

    Re: What is wrong with them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yourjones View Post
    Hello,

    Jack and Jill went to the park and because it was very crowded there (this is the case in some Asian countries), soon they could not find each other.
    They became separated and couldn't find each other again. So each of them went home alone and they were reunited at home.
    (unless they had a designated meeting place at the park for such a situation)

Similar Threads

  1. The person is at the wrong place at the wrong time.
    By kohyoongliat in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 25-Jan-2014, 06:28
  2. [Grammar] Is this sentence right or wrong ? If wrong, kindly correct it.
    By smlingam in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-Dec-2013, 13:19
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23-May-2013, 07:54
  4. [General] What is wrong with this "thank you note"? I strongly feel its wrong
    By wannabelean in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-Jun-2012, 02:27
  5. Wrong in principle, wrong in practice.
    By trila in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22-Mar-2010, 00:14

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •