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    #1

    This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.



    Please check my sentence.
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    #2

    Re: This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    I'd say 'This movie started an hour ago and it still has two hours to run'.

    I've deleted your second question. You've been asked to post only one question at a time.

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    #3

    Re: This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    I'd use Rover's version and possibly change the last word to "go".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    I considered that, but decided that 'to go' and the earlier 'ago' sounded too much like repetition - which we're always telling tufguy to avoid.

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    #5

    Re: This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    That could be avoided with "The film's been on for an hour and it's still got two to go".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    This movie started an hour ago, and it will go two more hours.



    Please check my sentence.
    Checked! I think "ago" is the best choice.
    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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    #7

    Re: This movie started one hour back and it will remain on for two more hours.

    Given that you don't want to use the Indian dialect you must say "ago" rather than "back".
    Last edited by probus; 21-Mar-2017 at 04:39.

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