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    Is it correct to say something you had learnt is useful in your life?

    Hi teachers,

    Before going to the bed, I have to finish the diary first.
    When I am writing the diary, a question came across my mind.
    I had learnt how to ride a bicycle when I was 18. (yes, it was my 18-year-old birthday then)

    Is it correct to write this :
    The thing (i.e. be able to ride a bicycle) that I had learnt in my 18-year-old birthday is useful to me?

    I am not sure if I should use "was" to replace "is" in the above sentence.

    Please help me, teacher.
    Thank you.

    Kitty

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    Re: Is it correct to say something you had learnt is useful in your life?

    Let me offer some corrections.

    Before going to (the) bed, I have to update my diary first. (One doesn't finish a diary.)
    When I was writing in my diary, a question came up.
    I had learnt how to ride a bicycle when I was 18. (Yes, it was my 18th birthday then.)
    Is it correct to write this?
    The thing (i.e. being able to ride a bicycle) that I had learnt on my 18th birthday is useful to me?

    You can use either "is" or "was". If it is still useful to you, I would use "is".


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    Re: Is it correct to say something you had learnt is useful in your life?

    Thank you so much for the help, Mike.
    Is it correct to write this?
    Mike's corrections to my text are very useful?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Aug-2014 at 22:12. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: Is it correct to say something you had learnt is useful in your life?

    It's not necessary to quote Mike's reply. We don't need to read it all again as good as it was.

    There is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful.

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