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    "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region"

    Hello

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?


    "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region."

    Thanks.

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    Re: "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region.
    I'm afraid that means little to me. Can you try to convey your message in other words?

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    Re: "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region"

    When you say "region," do you mean "time zone"?

    This is what time zones are:

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    Re: "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region"

    Dear Piscean and Charlie Bernstein:

    First of all, thanks for your answer. I did not write the sentence. I read it, and it sounded odd to me.

    The sentence is trying to refer to a conference in a specific city. It was the first time that the conference was made in that country and even in that region.

    Thanks.

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    Re: "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Dear Piscean and Charlie Bernstein:

    First of all, thanks for your answers. I did not write the sentence. I read it, and it sounded odd to me.

    The sentence is trying to refer to a conference in a specific city. It was the first time that the conference was held in that country or even in that region.

    Thanks.
    "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region."

    You're absolutely right. It's a terrible sentence. It's a mess.

    I do think it's probably about having his or her watch set to the right time zone. If it is, then I would say something like this:

    "Wonderful! I have my watch set to the right time."

    IF it's about the new location, and IF the person speaking is the event organizer, I would just say something like:

    "Its the first time I've held the conference in this region."

    But then the "Very good" doesn't make sense.

    That's as much as I can guess without more information. Sorry!
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    Re: "Very good. It's the correct time I have had the conference in the region"

    Thanks for your answer Mr. Charlie Bernstein!

    Best Regards.

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