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    manager

    Please check my sentence and correct any errors.


    My manager told me that you have been fired.
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    #2

    Re: manager

    Perfect!
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    #3

    Re: manager

    How about using the simple present:

    My manager told me that you are fired.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #4

    Re: manager

    As a direct statement that would be okay, thus:

    "You're fired!

    But no, you're sentence doesn't work, tedmc.
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    Re: manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    As a direct statement that would be okay, thus:

    "You're fired!

    But no, you're sentence doesn't work, tedmc.
    Not even if it is meant as a statement of fact/truth?
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: manager

    No, it only really works at the moment that the person is being fired. Your version almost sounds as if the manager is using you to give the bad news to the other person.
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    #7

    Re: manager

    The present perfect in the first post works better for me.

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    Re: manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The present perfect in the first post works better for me.
    Not necessarily. It's just as likely that the past simple works better. It depends on context, of course.

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    #9

    Re: manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    My manager told me that you have been fired.
    Polyester, do you realize that this sentence involves three (not two) people?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 18-Jun-2019 at 21:22. Reason: Fixed typo

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    Re: manager

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Not necessarily. It's just as likely that the past simple works better. It depends on context, of course.
    I meant that I preferred it to the suggestion to use you are fired. The past simple is fine.

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