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  1. tzfujimino's Avatar
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    #1

    It is careless of you to forget when your girlfriend's birthday was.

    Hello.

    This is part of the test questions that appeared on the entrance exams of a Japanese high school:

    [1. your 2. careless 3. birthday 4. it 5. of 6. is 7. to forget 8. girlfriend's 9. you 10. was 11. when]
    (the Japanese translation) .................................................. ................................................


    Students are asked to put them in the correct order to mean the Japanese translation.

    "It is careless of you to forget when your girlfriend's birthday was." is the suggested answer in the exercise book.

    Is it correct English?

    (I think the following sentence is possible:
    "It was careless of you to forget when your girlfriend's birthday is.")

    Thank you.

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    Re: It is careless of you to forget when your girlfriend's birthday was.

    I would go for your revised sentence, but I am not a teacher.

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