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    The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    Hello.

    Are the following senteces grammatically correct?

    "The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock, uneasily, because his friend had gone fifteen minutes ahead of schedule."

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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Hello.

    Are the following sentences grammatically correct?

    "The doorbell rang. Clark nervously looked at his watch ed his clock, uneasily, because his friend had gone fifteen minutes ahead of schedule."

    Thanks.
    What does the part in blue mean?

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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikitus View Post
    Clark watched his clock,
    Clark would need to have stared at his watch for a long time to make this correct.

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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    Dear teechar and Tdol:

    First of all, thanks for your answers.

    because his friend had gone fifteen minutes ahead of schedule.

    His friend must arrived 10 o
    'clock, but it seemed that he arrived 9.45

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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    I still don't understand it.

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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    There are two friends, one is Carl and the other is Mark.

    They talked on last Saturday and agreed to met at Mark's house, Tuesday at 10 o'clock.

    When someone rang the bell at 9.45, Mark was surprised because Carl is always late.


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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    Okay, now I get it. Use "arrived" instead of "gone." Oh, and stick with either "Carl" or "Clark."

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    Re: The doorbell rang. Clark watched his clock

    I'd use "arrived" or "turned up" but definitely not "gone".

    He was surprised because his friend had arrived fifteen minutes early.
    He was surprised because his friend had turned up fifteen minutes early.

    You could simplify it to "He was surprised because his friend was fifteen minutes early".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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