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    z7655431 is offline Member
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    was trying to delete import data on the computer and “burn” some documents.

    When the police broke into the house, he was trying to delete important data on the computer and “was burning” some documents.
    When the police broke into the house, he was trying to delete important data on the computer and “burn” some documents.
    In the two sentence above, which is correct and more common?
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    Re: was trying to delete import data on the computer and “burn” some documents.

    You probably mean "downloaded" data, not "import data."

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    Re: was trying to delete import data on the computer and “burn” some documents.

    I'd use "to burn", not just "burn" in the second sentence.

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    Re: was trying to delete import data on the computer and “burn” some documents.

    Quote Originally Posted by z7655431 View Post
    important data
    .

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    Re: was trying to delete import data on the computer and “burn” some documents.

    Do you mean that he was setting paper documents on fire?

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