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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    I have done something really foolish by / in

    I have done something really foolish by / in comming here tonight.

    Which one is correct?
    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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    #2

    Re: I have done something really foolish by / in

    Either one. If you spell "coming" correctly.

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    #3

    Re: I have done something really foolish by / in

    You may also say "It's been really foolish on my part to come here tonight."
    I'm not a teacher and I'm not a native speaker of English.

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    #4

    Re: I have done something really foolish by / in

    "It was really foolish ..." is much more natural in that version.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: I have done something really foolish by / in

    'It was really foolish of me to come here tonight.'

    Not a teacher.

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