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    I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    When I went to doctors they told me that I had come to them on time. I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    It's another headbanger sentence. Who's right? Who's wrong? If you are early, how come you're on time? I guess the doctors were glad that you had come before things got too serious.
    Last edited by Tdol; 31-Oct-2017 at 17:08. Reason: go -> got

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    Re: I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    Do you understand the difference between being early and being on time?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Do you understand the difference between being early and being on time?
    Yes.

    When I went to doctors they told me that I had come to them on time. I had come to them before the things go serious but people did not usually come to them this early (Is it correct to use "early" now?).
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    Re: I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's another headbanger sentence. Who's right? Who's wrong? If you are early, how come you're on time? I guess the doctors were glad that you had come before things go too serious.
    Why "Come before things go too serious" not "Come before things went too serious"? Could you please explain this to me?

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    Re: I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Yes.

    When I went to the doctors, they told me that I had come to them just on in time. I had come to them before the things got too serious but people did not don't usually come to them this early. (Is it correct to use "early" now?) (no full stop here)
    See above.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Why is it "Come before things go too serious", not "Come before things went too serious"? Could you please explain this to me?
    See above. As Piscean explained, "go too" was a typo. It was supposed to be "got too".

    (Cross-posted with Piscean)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 31-Oct-2017 at 17:40.
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    Re: I had come to them early but people did not usually come to them this early.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Why "Come before things go too serious" not "Come before things went too serious"? Could you please explain this to me?
    It was a typo. It should be got.

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