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    #1

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    Hi guys,

    Please check these sentenves.

    1) She felt something touch her on the shoulder.

    2) She felt something touched her on the shoulder.

    3) Did you notice anyone go out.

    4) Did you notice anyone went out.

    5) I watched match.

    6) I saw match.

    Which of these sentences are correct and what is the difference in the meaning.

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    #2

    Re: past

    Not a teacher

    i) The first one seems like it's happening at that exact moment, while the second one almost seems like an afterthought.
    ii) The first one seems like it'd happen sooner than the second one. Same with the first couple's scenarios, one seems like resent tense the second is past tense.
    iii) Present/past.

    They're all correct per say, it just depends on the tense you use them in. Hope I helped!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 04-May-2014 at 20:38. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    #3

    Re: past

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) She felt something touch her on the shoulder. OK

    2) She felt something touched her on the shoulder. See below

    3) Did you notice anyone go out. OK

    4) Did you notice anyone went out. No

    5) I watched a/the match.

    6) I saw a/the match.

    Which of these sentences are correct and what is the difference in the meaning.
    Only 1, 3 and possibly 2 are correct.
    2 is correct if you mean, "She felt [that] something touched her on the shoulder.

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    #4

    Re: past

    I am not a teacher.

    1) is right and 3) would be right with a question mark.

    2) and 4) are wrong.

    5) and 6) would work with an article.

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    #5

    Re: past

    Quote Originally Posted by faizaak View Post
    i) The first one seems like it's happening at that exact moment, while the second one almost seems like an afterthought.
    ii) The first one seems like it'd happen sooner than the second one. Same with the first couple's scenarios, one seems like resent tense the second is past tense.
    iii) Present/past.

    They're all correct per say, it just depends on the tense you use them in. Hope I helped!
    Are you sure you're a native speaker?

    You didn't notice an obvious mistake "the match" and you said "did you notice anyone went out" is correct.
    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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    #6

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    Faizaak, please state that you are not a teacher when attempting to answer questions, in accordance with the forum rules.

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    #7

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    ok so the 3rd srntence is acceptable but with that "She felt that something touched her shouldr" , can 4th sentence be used with "whether", like "Did you notice whether anyone went out or not"(and you are also saying 4th sentence is totally incorrect), and you guys didn't tell the difference between 5th and 6th sentence.

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    #8

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    "Did you notice whether anyone went out or not?" is a good sentence.
    For 5 and 6, see some dictionaries for the definitions of 'see' and 'watch'.

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    #9

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    Please explain what is the difference between "see and watch".

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    #10

    Re: past

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Please explain what is the difference between "see and watch".
    You have been asked to look them up in a dictionaery.

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