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    #1

    Could you help me please ??

    hello
    i want ask is this sentence is correct ,,

    i has been destroying that bag ,,
    or
    i have destroyed that bag ,,
    which sentence is more correct than the other ??

    Thank you a lot

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    #2

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Once you make the i into an I, both are correct, but the second is far more LIKELY.

    A: What have you been doing for the past two hours?
    B: (Showing the tiny scissors used to make tiny cuts in the bag) I have been destroying the bag.

    As you can see, the above is not a very likely situation.

    To simply comment that the bag is destroyed, and you are the one who did it, then "I have destroyed the bag" is the right choice.

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    #3

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by palestine girl View Post
    hello
    i want ask is this sentence is correct ,,

    i has been destroying that bag ,,
    or
    i have destroyed that bag ,,
    which sentence is more correct than the other ??

    Thank you a lot
    Barb is right, of course, but it appears she missed the "has" in your first sentence, or at least refrained from mentioning it. You probably meant: "I have been destroying that bag"

    By the way: "I want to ask if this sentence is correct"; "I want to ask if these sentences are correct".

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    #4

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Thank you Raymott - I saw the "I have" in the one sentence and glossed right over the "I has" in the other.

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    #5

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Once you make the i into an I, both are correct, but the second is far more LIKELY.

    A: What have you been doing for the past two hours?
    B: (Showing the tiny scissors used to make tiny cuts in the bag) I have been destroying the bag.

    As you can see, the above is not a very likely situation.

    To simply comment that the bag is destroyed, and you are the one who did it, then "I have destroyed the bag" is the right choice.
    big thanks to you
    you really help me a lot ,,so big thanks to you

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    #6

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Barb is right, of course, but it appears she missed the "has" in your first sentence, or at least refrained from mentioning it. You probably meant: "I have been destroying that bag"

    By the way: "I want to ask if this sentence is correct"; "I want to ask if these sentences are correct".
    Thank you a lot
    and thanks for your explanation

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    #7

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by palestine girl View Post
    big thanks to you
    you really help me a lot ,,so big thanks to you
    Hello, palestine girl!

    Correction:

    Big thanks to you!
    You really helped me a lot.


    It'd help a lot to us if you made your posts more readable - try to use punctuation and capitalization.

    All the best!


    I.

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    #8

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    Hello, palestine girl!

    Correction:

    Big thanks to you!
    You really helped me a lot.


    It'd help a lot to us if you made your posts more readable - try to use punctuation and capitalization.

    All the best!


    I.
    Well , I really can't write and read in English except a little !
    But thank you for the advice , you really helped me a lot .
    Best wishes !
    Me

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    #9

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post

    Correction:

    Big thanks to you!
    You really helped me a lot.
    I appreciate a heartfelt thank you in any language.

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    #10

    Re: Could you help me please ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I appreciate a heartfelt thank you in any language.
    I did not say different.

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