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    Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    Hello everybody.

    I would like to ask you if this sentence "Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own" is properly formulated or should I say "Starting on day 6, she has been breathing on her own" or "Starting on day 6, she has breathed on her own".

    The sentence is about a premature female newborn baby that was placed in an incubator some time ago because of a breathing effort.

    As for "starting on day 6", is it properly used or shoud I say "starting on day 6"?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post


    As for "starting on day 6", is it properly used or shou
    ld I say "starting on day 6"?

    **** I am not a teacher ****

    Sorry, but I am not able to see the difference.

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    Re: Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    What about the rest of the sentence: should I choose "she has been breathing on her own" or "she is breathing on her own"?
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    Re: Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    What about the rest of the sentence: should I choose "she has been breathing on her own" or "she is breathing on her own"?
    **** I am not a teacher ****

    I think they mean the same thing. I would have used "she has been breathing on her own". But please wait for a teacher to respond. Sorry, earlier, I only responded to part of your posting because I was not confident of replying and I did not notice any difference between your two options.

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    Re: Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    I agree with you. Let's wait for English-speaking users of the forum.

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    Re: Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    What about the rest of the sentence: should I choose "she has been breathing on her own" or "she is breathing on her own"?
    I would say Starting on/since day 6, she has been breathing on her own. The present progressive doesn't work when you want to add the idea that it started at a point in the past.

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    Re: Starting on day 6, she is breathing on her own - a whole sentence

    I thought so.

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