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    Electricity goes off

    "Electricity has come back on".

    "Electricity comes back on after five minutes every day".

    "Electricity has gone off for five minutes".

    "Electricity goes off everyday".

    Please check.

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    Re: Electricity goes off

    Do you recall that in many of your recent posts, I have reminded you that you need to work on your use of articles? Can you see where an article should go in every one of your sentences?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Electricity goes off

    Correction for post#1.

    "The electricity has come back on".

    "The electricity comes back on after five minutes every day".

    "The electricity has gone off for five minutes".

    "The electricity goes off every day".

    Please check.

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    #4

    Re: Electricity goes off

    Congratulations, tufguy. You have written a completely correct post! It is correctly capitalised, punctuated and all of your sentences are grammatically correct. That's the kind of post we would like to see from you all the time.
    The only amendment I would suggest is that the third sentence is more likely to be seen as "The electricity has been off for five minutes" or "The electricity went off for five minutes".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Electricity goes off

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "The electricity has been off for five minutes" or "The electricity went off for five minutes".
    Is it correct to say "The electricity was off for five minutes"?

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    #6

    Re: Electricity goes off

    Yes.

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    Re: Electricity goes off

    "The electricity went off at 12 PM and it came back on at 1 PM. It remained on for half an hour and went off again at 1:30 PM".

    Please check.
    Last edited by tufguy; 22-Jun-2016 at 10:33.

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    #8

    Re: Electricity goes off

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "Electricity went off
    Article!

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    #9

    Re: Electricity goes off

    You don't need it in the first sentence. Other than that, the sentences are fine.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #10

    Re: Electricity goes off

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    You don't need it in the first sentence. Other than that, the sentences are fine.
    It's optional but it's not wrong to include it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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