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    navi tasan is offline Key Member
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    -He didn't help me and then went and told everybody lies bout me.
    -Why?

    I want to know what full sentence can ask the question the "why" is asking here.

    Why didn't he help you and then...

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    Re: question

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    -He didn't help me and then went and told everybody lies bout me.
    -Why?

    I want to know what full sentence can ask the question the "why" is asking here.

    Why didn't he help you and then...
    I would change that to "Why did he refuse/fail to help you and then tell everybody lies about you?

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    So would you say that:

    "Why didn't he help you and then went and told everybody lies about you."

    is wrong or is it just a bit "heavy"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan
    So would you say that:

    "Why didn't he help you and then went and told everybody lies about you."

    is wrong or is it just a bit "heavy"?
    It's a bit clumsy. The problem is deciding where the influence of "didn't" ends. Does it apply only to "help" or does it also go with "went/go"? The reader stumbles.

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