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    #1

    Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    "Tom knows the time of her mother coming back from her office."

    "Tom knows the timing of her mother coming back from her office."

    Please check.

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    #2

    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    Tom knows the time of his mother's return from her office.
    Tom knows when his mother [usually] returns from her office.

    Tom is a male name -> "his mother", unless you're not referring to Tom's own mother.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 12-Aug-2016 at 16:44. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    Sorry, I know it's a male name but it happened mistakenly.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 13-Aug-2016 at 09:19.

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    #4

    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    Correction for post# 1.

    "Tom knows the time of his mother coming back from her office."

    "Tom knows the timing of his mother coming back from her office."

    Please check.

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    #5

    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    Did you notice that changing "her" to "his" was not the only change that Raymott made in post #2?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    tufguy has done this before. He asks a question, is corrected on a few items, then reposts his question with one or two changes. I've asked him before the purpose of this, but I can't remember if he responded.
    I believe that it is actually a correction for the question, retaining the error that the post is primarily about, but fixing the typos, and not intended to be correct.

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    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    Tufguy, you need to read all the responses and then combine the advice/corrections into your next post.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Tufguy, you need to read all the responses and then combine the advice/corrections into your next post.
    No, I thought that it was the correction post for the post# 1. So I didn't have to correct the sentences because those were my questions so I just changed "her" to "his". I forgot that I had to correct those sentences as well. Sorry again guys.

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    #9

    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    Correction for post# 1.

    "Tom knows the time of his mother's return from her office."

    "Tom knows when his mother returns from her office."

    Please check.

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    #10

    Re: Tom knows the timing of her mother.

    They are now both grammatically correct. They both sound a little stilted. A natural version would be "Tom knows what time his mum gets home from work [every day]".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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