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    Which of these sentences is correct?

    1) Finally/At last I'm finding the time to write to you.
    2) Finally/At last I'm having time to write to you.
    3) Finally/At last I had time to write to you.

    Which of these sentences is more appropriate or correct to start a letter with some relatives?
    Are Finally and At last interchangeable?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    #2

    Re: Which of these sentences is correct?

    1) Finally/At last I'm finding the time to write to you.
    2) Finally/At last I'm having time to write to you.
    3) Finally/At last I had time to write to you.

    Which of these sentences is more appropriate or correct to start a letter with some relatives?
    Are Finally and At last interchangeable?

    Thank you in advance for your help.


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    Re: Which of these sentences is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    1) Finally/At last I'm finding the time to write to you.
    2) Finally/At last I'm having time to write to you.
    3) Finally/At last I had time to write to you.

    Which of these sentences is more appropriate or correct to start a letter with some relatives?
    Are Finally and At last interchangeable?

    Thank you in advance for your help.
    Hi,
    Of the sentences listed, I would use the first one: "At last I'm finding the time to write to you." In reality, I would probably write the following: "I have finally found time to write to you."

    I hope that helps!

    Michele

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    Re: Which of these sentences is correct?

    thanks so much, but, are the other ones grammatically wrong?


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    Re: Which of these sentences is correct?

    Let me start with #3 - It wouldn't work for the start of a letter. It is grammatically correct, but it would need to be followed by something else because it's an action that has already been completed. For example, "I finally had time to write to you, but I didn't feel like it." Or, "I finally had time to write you, but I didn't have any paper."

    I think that the second one is technically, grammatically correct, but it wouln't be used.

    The other thing that I've noticed while answering this is that I would put the finally between the word "I'm" and the verb. That is, I would say...

    "I have finally found time to write to you" instead of "Finally, I have found time to write to you."

    I hope that helps!

    Originally Posted by dilodi83
    1) Finally/At last I'm finding the time to write to you.
    2) Finally/At last I'm having time to write to you.
    3) Finally/At last I had time to write to you.

    Which of these sentences is more appropriate or correct to start a letter with some relatives?
    Are Finally and At last interchangeable?

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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