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    #11

    Re: wallet

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    I couldn't find my wallet in my bag, when I did pay the bill at convenience store.

    Is it perfect correct now?
    You didn't pay the bill. You didn't have your wallet. You tried to pay it; you wanted to pay it. You didn't have any money, though, so you couldn't pay. Use one of the verbs I set in bold above.

    Let's not worry about while versus when at this stage. Despite what you think your dictionary says, they are not the same.

    At your current level, you should aim for sentences that don't contain serious errors. Perfection is nice, but correctness is sufficient.
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    #12

    Re: wallet

    Hi GoesStation,

    I get it. For this and next moment, i should pay attention in my sentences without serious error.
    An English learner.

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    #13

    Re: wallet

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Hi GoesStation,

    I get it. For this and next moment, i should pay attention in my sentences without serious error.
    From now on, I will be more careful with/pay more attention to my sentences to avoid (basic/major) errors.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #14

    Re: wallet

    Polyester, please forget about "For this and the next moment" (and the rest of that sentence). Instead, use Ted's alternative.

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