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    Post Which one is correct

    As you know , you are already delay in making these items
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    As you know that you are already delay in making these items

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    Both are correct.But the second one is a dependent clause; it has to be finished with an independent clause.

    For e.g:As you know that you are already delay in making these items,you got to do it really fast.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thank you for your kind information !

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    Sorry, the first one is also not a completed sentence.

    You may say:'As you know, you are already delay in making these items,you got to be fast'.

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    Talking Re: Which one is correct

    but in my opinion, you'd better use have insted of are


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    Quote Originally Posted by JRD View Post
    As you know , you are already delay in making these items
    or
    As you know that you are already delay in making these items
    Sorry, but both the original sentences and all the corrections given are wrong.

    1. "As you know, you are already delay in making these items."

    Take the verb "you are delay": This is presumably meant to be the present simple tense in the passive mood, but this tense/mood is formed by the auxiliary verb 'to be' and the past participle. The past participle of 'to delay' is 'delayed', not 'delay'. So the sentence should be:

    1a. "As you know, you are already delayed in making these items."

    This is now grammatical, but it is bad English. If the person had been 'delayed', they would have been delayed by somebody or something, and the delay would have been in the past tense. But the writer almost certainly just means that 'you are LATE' - it's a common mistake for EFL learners. So we have:

    1b. "As you know, you are already late (in) making these items." - 'In' is not required in this sentence.

    From the sense of the sentence, I would choose 'delivering' rather than 'making', but this is a matter of taste:

    1c. "As you know, you are already late delivering these items."

    Fazzu was correct in saying that the second sentence requires an independent clause to make it complete, but the first sentence does not. It is complete as it stands.

    Matilda is not correct. As the sentence stands, the present perfect tense would be wrong. It could be rephrased though, to something like:

    "As you know, you have already delayed the delivery of these items."

    This has the implication, however, that the person has deliberately made the delivery late, which is probably not what is intended.

    Sentences 1b and 1c are the best versions.

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    Re: Which one is correct

    Thank you for your detailed information

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    Sorry JRD.I hope you got your answer from Coffa's post.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coffa
    From the sense of the sentence, I would choose 'delivering' rather than 'making', but this is a matter of taste:

    1c. "As you know, you are already late delivering these items."
    By the way,Coffa,what if you are talking about an item which has been delayed in producing?Do you still use delivering?

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