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    Is the following sentence correct and natural?


    When I paid the bill at convenience store, I can't find my wallet.
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    #2

    Re: wallet

    Rethink the use of article and mixing of tenses.
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    #3

    Re: wallet

    If you couldn't find your wallet, how could you pay your bill?
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    #4

    Re: wallet

    While I pay the bill at convenience store, I can't find my wallet in my bag.


    Is it correct now?
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    Re: wallet

    No. You can't pay your bill if you don't have your wallet. You tried to pay your bill but you weren't able to. This happened in the past, so you need a past tense.
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    #6

    Re: wallet

    While I paid the bill at convenience store, I couldn't find my wallet in my bag.

    Is it possible now?
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    #7

    Re: wallet

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

    Is it possible now?
    You didn't pay the bill because you didn't have your wallet. As I told you above, you tried to pay your bill.

    While won't work here. Use when.
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    #8

    Re: wallet

    In my dictionary, "while" = "when" , what's wrong?

    I couldn't find my wallet in my bag, when I did pay the bill at convenience store.

    Is it perfect now?
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