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    Mails get delivered

    Hi guys,

    Please check. "Mails have already been delivered as soon as I try to check them everyday". Can we use "Have done" for a repeated action that gets completed before checking everyday or do I need to say "Mails already get delivered as soon as I try to check them everyday"? I want to say I try checking them but they get delivered before checking.

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    #2

    Re: Mails get delivered

    Are you referring to e-mails?

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    #3

    Re: Mails get delivered

    If not, then mail gets delivered works better for me.

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    #4

    Re: Mails get delivered

    Yes I am referring to e-mails.

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    Re: Mails get delivered

    Then it's a good idea to refer to them as "emails" or "e-mails".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Mails get delivered

    E-mail is sent and received, but not really "delivered."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #7

    Re: Mails get delivered

    What about my formation?

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    #8

    Re: Mails get delivered

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    What about my formation?
    It's not correct.

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    #9

    Re: Mails get delivered

    You'd need to say something like Emails are sent every day before I can check them.

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    Re: Mails get delivered

    I don't understand the logic of your statement. Are you referring to emails which you have written? If so, how can they be sent before you check them? If they are written by someone else, why do you think you should be able to check them first?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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