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    #1

    where have you

    Hi,
    Are both correct?
    Where have you lost?
    Where were you lost?

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    #2

    Re: where have you

    No, say:

    Where were you?

    OR

    Where were you when you were found?

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    #3

    Re: where have you

    I want to use the word "lost".

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    #4

    Re: where have you

    "Where were you when you got lost?"
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: where have you

    What about ''Where did you get lost''?

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    #6

    Re: where have you

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    What about ''Where did you get lost''?
    That's fine as a sentence. Both your sentence and mine suffer from a logical weakness: if I'd known where I was, I wouldn't have been lost!
    I am not a teacher.

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    #7

    Re: where have you

    Is it logical to say 'What were the surroundings when you got lost?'
    I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: where have you

    I'd assume that he's been found, has been told were he was, and someone else is now asking him, "Where were you lost?" - in which case, there's nothing wrong with the original.

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