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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I am not sure what you mean by that. Who is "Someone"?

    I am talking in general terms for third person.

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumar17 View Post
    I am talking in general terms and using third person.
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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Try:

    He contracted Covid, but he has already recovered.

    He recovered sooner than expected. Another example:

    Bob: Did you finish your homework already?
    Sally: Yep.

    Sally finished her homework sooner than expected. Here's another:

    Bob: Did you finish sweeping out the garage already?
    Jim: Yep.

    Jim finished sweeping out the garage sooner than expected.. Here's another:

    Bob: Have you finished eating already?
    Larry: Yep.

    Larry finished eating sooner than expected.
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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumar17 View Post
    One needs to send an email to his boss explaining why he was not able to finish his work on time. Will 'I had tested positive work'?
    I tested is enough. The past perfect is not a more formal form of the past simple.

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Do you mean something like "I (your "someone") couldn't finish the work in time because I had tested positive for COVID-19 (and I had been hospitalized)"?

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    You are correct.

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumar17 View Post
    You are correct.
    OK.
    Let's wait for native speakers to respond.
    (I've got Likes, but I'm not sure if my sentences are natural.)

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    They are fine.
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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Do you mean something like "I (your "someone") couldn't finish the work in time because I had tested positive for COVID-19 (and I had been hospitalized)"?
    These are not general terms, though- they are specific contexts.

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