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    #1

    Lately, David started skipping school

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Lately, David started skipping school, and his father warned him that if he do not go to school regularly he will not amount to anything.

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    Re: Lately, David started skipping school

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    Lately, David has started skipping school (optional comma here) and his father has warned him that if he does not go to school regularly, he will not amount to anything.
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Lately, David started skipping school

    I am wondering if my sentence in the past would be correct like this:

    Lately, David had started skipping school and his father had warned him that if he did not go to school regularly, he would not amount to anything.

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    #4

    Re: Lately, David started skipping school

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

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    #5

    Re: Lately, David started skipping school

    That works only if it follows text which sets the narration in the past. Even then, lately would be more natural if it followed school.
    I am not a teacher.

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