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    Are thest you

    Are these you looking for?

    Is this correct?

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    Re: Are thest you

    Your post does not make sense, I'm afraid. Your title contains a spelling error and your main sentence isn't grammatical. Can you tell us what you are trying to say in another way?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are thest you

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Your post does not make sense, I'm afraid. Your title contains a spelling error and your main sentence isn't grammatical. Can you tell us what you are trying to say in another way?
    I sent some files via email to someone and I am not sure whether the files meets his requirement or not so I asked:
    Are these you looking for?

    I understand alternatively I can also ask: Are you looking for these files?
    Last edited by Anil Giria; 21-Jan-2016 at 08:56.

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    Re: Are thest you

    If you have already sent them, you could ask "Are those the files you were waiting/looking for?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Are thest you

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you have already sent them, you could ask "Are those the files you were waiting/looking for?"
    Can I say that we can mix present continuous and past continuous in a single sentence?

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    Re: Are thest you

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    Can I say that we can mix present continuous and past continuous in a single sentence?
    You can mix any tenses you like in a sentence, as long as it makes sense and is grammatical.
    "I'm bringing you the files you were looking for."

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    Re: Are thest you

    Suppose we are sending an email with attachments and we are not sue whether the files are correct or not. Can we ask in a following way?

    Are these the files you were looking for?

    My doubt is: should we use these or those?

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    #8

    Re: Are thest you

    'Are these ...' is the more natural form if the files are attached.

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    #9

    Re: Are thest you

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    My question doubt is: should we use these or those?
    In international English, you have a question, not a doubt.
    I am not a teacher.

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