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    Hi! I am wondering if this quotes is grammatically correct "If one day the speed kills me, do not cry, because I was smiling"
    if it's correct, why "I was smiling" (with past continuous not with present)

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    Yes, it's correct, because you're now dead, but up until the time you died, you had a smile on your face.

    You can view it as either a parallel action (smiling and speeding), or an interrupted action in the past (the smiling being interrupted by death).

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoleoni97 View Post
    Hi! I am wondering if this quote is grammatically correct: "If one day the speed kills me, do not cry, because I was smiling".
    If it's correct, why "I was smiling" (with past continuous not with present)?
    Please note my corrections to your post.

    A better title would have been If one day the speed kills me...

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Oh so basically I can say it's like "I was smiling (during the speed) before I died"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoleoni97 View Post
    Oh So basically can I can say it's like "I was smiling (during the speed) (while I was speeding) before I died"?
    See my amendment above.

    You put a question mark at the end so you need to reverse "I can" and make it "can I" to formulate a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xoleoni97 View Post
    Oh so basically I can say it's like "I was smiling (during the speed) before I died"?
    With emsr's corrections from post #5 above, yes, but you died with the smile on your face.

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    Never having had the privilege of watching someone die while smiling, I'd be interested to know whether that smile stays on their face in death.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    "If one day the speed kills me, do not cry, because I was smiling"

    I assumed he was taking speed, not speeding, and that's why he was smiling.

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=speed

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    Ah, I immediately assumed he was addicted to driving too fast not to an illegal drug. So naive!
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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Ah, I immediately assumed he was addicted to driving too fast not to an illegal drug. So naive!
    You are not alone.

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