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    #1

    i have been alive

    Hello,
    I don't really undersstand the concept of present perfect tense or past participle, so are both of these sentences grammatically correct ?


    1) After all the years I have been alive, only now you want to help me (showing that I am still alive, based on my understanding)

    2) I have been sick for the past few days
    Last edited by Syazain; 23-Feb-2016 at 09:34. Reason: Minor errors

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    #2

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    None of your sentences are correct because they do not end with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

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    ...and #1 does not begin with a capital letter.

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    #4

    Re: i have been alive

    Oh, I wasn't emphasizing on the other errors, the blame is all on me. However, grammar-wise, is the sentence correct ?

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    #5

    Re: i have been alive

    Before we comment, use the "Edit Post" function to make the required changes to your sentences. In post #4, by the way, you need to remove the space before the question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

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    Done !

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    #7

    Re: i have been alive

    Well, some of it's done! You have added a capital letter to the beginning of sentence 2. However, there is still no full stop at the end of sentence 1 or sentence 2, and you still have a space before the question mark in posts #1 and #3, and a space before the exclamation mark in post #6.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

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    ...and missing punctuation and capitalisation are not 'minor errors'.

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