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    #1

    When I did my homework

    When I did my homework, I had a good idea.

    Is the above sentence correct?

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    #2

    Re: When I did my homework

    It is grammatical.

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    #3

    Re: When I did my homework

    To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what this sentence is supposed to mean. What idea did you have after doing your homework? I do believe you need to clarify what your idea was about because otherwise it sounds clumsy to my non-native speaker ears.
    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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    Re: When I did my homework

    It does leave one wondering.

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    #5

    Re: When I did my homework

    I feel the intended meaning was, "while I was doing my homework, I had a good idea."
    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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    Re: When I did my homework

    That still leaves one wondering.

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    Re: When I did my homework

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I feel the intended meaning was, "while I was doing my homework, I had a good idea."
    Yes. Can I use "did" in place of "was".

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    #8

    Re: When I did my homework

    I think you can't, but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: When I did my homework

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I think you can't, but I am not a teacher.
    Why we can't use "did" in place of "was".

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    #10

    Re: When I did my homework

    I think this is because 'someone did doing something' is ungrammatical, but I am not a teacher.

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