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    is this sentence correct 'I have not got any rest in the plane'

    If I've just arrived in any country and I'm very tired so can I say 'I have not got any rest in the plane' or 'I did not get any rest in the plane' and why we use it.

    Also in plane or on plane?

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    Re: is this sentence correct 'I have not got any rest in the plane'

    Quote Originally Posted by natshakhlil View Post
    If I've just arrived in any country and I'm very tired, so can I say 'I have not got any rest in the plane' or 'I did not get any rest in the plane'? and why we use it. The underlined part doesn't make sense.

    Also, do we say "in the plane" or "on the plane"?
    You could say "I haven't had any sleep" or "I didn't get any sleep on the plane" but "I haven't had any sleep on the plane doesn't work".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: is this sentence correct 'I have not got any rest in the plane'

    Thanks dear, But why we can't say 'I have not got any rest on the plane'?

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    Re: is this sentence correct 'I have not got any rest in the plane'

    We address only very close friends and family as 'dear' in English.

    Once you add 'on the plane' to anything you say, you are locating that situation in the past - you are no longer on the plane. So, we require a past tense, not a present perfect. So, you can say 'I haven't had any rest today', but you need to say 'I didn't get any rest on the plane'.

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    Re: is this sentence correct 'I have not got any rest in the plane'

    Quote Originally Posted by natshakhlil View Post
    Thanks dear, But why we can't say 'I have not got any rest on the plane'?
    "Have" is present tense. "Got" refers to possession.

    So it would mean that you don't have any rest stowed on the plane. It makes no sense.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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