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    Twinkies had been in market

    Hi guys,

    Please check.

    "I started eating twinkies in 1998 but they had been in market prior to 98/for a long time/for a short time/since 92".

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    Re: Twinkies had been in market

    You should capitalize "Twinkies" and place a comma after "1998".

    In AmE, we would say "on the market" or "in the marketplace". I don't know about BrE there.

    I would write "prior to 1998"; some would use '98. All three of your endings are grammatical, but there will be disagreement about whether 6 years is a long time or a short time. Since Twinkies were invented in the 1930s, I assume your 1992 (or '92) figure refers to a market outside the US.

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    Re: Twinkies had been in market

    There are no twinkies in india. I just wanted to get my sentence checked.

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    Re: Twinkies had been in market

    Yes, but a good sentence should be logical and accurate in addition to being grammatical.

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    Re: Twinkies had been in market

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    There are no twinkies in india. I just wanted to get my sentence checked.
    This is part of your trouble, you see, tufguy.

    In the previous post Mike told you to capitalise 'Twinkies' and you ignored him.

    I can't help feeling that you've been told multiple times to capitalise proper nouns like 'India', but you haven't taken the trouble to do so.

    It's no wonder an increasing number of people are giving up trying to help you.

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