Are the below sentences correct?
This is a common mistake in threads to this forum. It should be:
Are the sentences below correct?
1)I went to a railway station to bid adieu to my friends.
Were you phenomenally lucky? Were they there? By some fluke, was it the right railway station?
Your sentence says, "I went to one of the railway stations in the world to..." - when really, it would have been better to go to the specific railway station that they were leaving from -
"I went to the railway station to bid adieu to my friends."
2) I went shopping and returned home late.
3) I stopped smoking since yesterday.
I stopped smoking yesterday.
I haven't smoked since yesterday.
'since' implies a span of time, from 'yesterday' right up to this moment. The Simple Past tense is just one moment in time, a snapshot of a fact. It's like saying, "I stopped smoking yesterday at 11.37.05 a.m." (the hour, the minutes, the seconds).
Referring to a period of time as in this sentence when you use 'since', we must use the Present Perfect tense
4) We went to a temple early in the morning.
5) I am not sure whether you know the mistakes in the above sentences or not.
Do you mean:
I am unsure whether you can see/detect the mistakes in the sentences above or not.
Were you thinking, "I am unsure whether you know what is wrong with the sentences above or not"?
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