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    Daniel sat on the couch, To prove that everything is working well

    Hello.

    First of all, thanks for all the help and time.

    I want to ask a question that I asked before, but this time I will attempt to write it in the past tense (last time was in the present tense).

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...the-department

    The reason is that I am not sure that I know how to change from the present tense to the past tense. Because I made mistakes with that before (in the present tense I also made mistakes, but I want to improve my written English.)

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    Daniel sat on the couch, to prove that everything will work for the event they will have in the night. Following Daniel's suggestions Jeff opened the curtains of the apartment, turned off the lights, and walked to the shelf, plugging the electric cable of the lamps.


    Thanks.
    Last edited by teechar; 21-Mar-2017 at 20:52. Reason: small typo

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    Re: Daniel sat on the couch, To prove that everything is working well

    First, please click Edit and correct the mistakes I pointed out to you in the following post and which you've repeated here.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...ing-the-lights

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    Re: Daniel sat on the couch, To prove that everything is working well

    Dear teechar:

    Sorry I did not made the changes from the last corrections. Now I made them.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Daniel sat on the couch, To prove that everything is working well

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Sorry, I did not made make the changes from the last corrections. Now I've made them.
    Good! That's how you can improve.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Daniel sat on the couch to prove that everything will work for the event they will have in the night.
    I think that "prove" is the wrong word there. What has sitting on the couch got to do with proving anything? Also, do you mean "that night"? What kind of event? Are they staging it? Please elaborate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Following Daniel's suggestions, Jeff opened the curtains of the apartment, turned off the lights, and walked to the shelf , plugging the electric cable of and plugged the lamps in.

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    Re: Daniel sat on the couch, To prove that everything is working well

    Dear teechar:

    Once again, thanks for your help.

    Daniel was sitting on the couch, because the will throw a party and also they will make a practical joke on his friend Kevin. They need to prove that all the equipment and special effects will work.

    Thanks.

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    #6

    Re: Daniel sat on the couch, To prove that everything is working well

    I think you need something like:

    Daniel sat on the couch and chatted with Jeff to make sure that the prank they were planning to pull on Kevin that night would work.

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