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    Internet was not working.

    "This morning my internet was not working so I called the internet provider. He told me there is a problem and it would start in half an hour but it didn't start even after one hour so I called him again and got this problem fixed fast."

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    Re: Internet was not working.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "This morning my internet was not working so I called the internet provider. He The assistant told me there is was a problem and but that it would start be back online in half an hour. but Unfortunately, it didn't start wasn't back up even after one an hour so I called him again. and got This time, he fixed the problem fixed fast."

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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Internet was not working.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See above.
    "It wasn't back up even after one an hour so I called him again." Can we say "it didn't back up even after an hour?"

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    #4

    Re: Internet was not working.

    No.

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    Re: Internet was not working.

    No. You can say "it wasn't back up", to mean "it still wasn't working; it was still not working".
    "It didn't back up" means "It failed to carry out a data backup" or "A data backup failed".
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    Re: Internet was not working.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    No. You can say "it wasn't back up", to mean "it still wasn't working; it was still not working".
    "It didn't back up" means "It failed to carry out a data backup" or "A data backup failed".
    Can we say "yesterday my internet stopped working and didn't work for five hours. 'It started working in the evening' or 'it was back online in the evening at 6 PM'?"

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    Re: Internet was not working.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we say "Yesterday my internet stopped working and didn't work for five hours"?
    Yes, if you capitalise and punctuate it correctly. It would be quicker and more natural to say "Yesterday, my internet was down for five hours."

    Also, can we say
    'It started working in the evening' or 'It was back online in the evening at 6 PM'?
    With my corrections above, both are correct.
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