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    #1

    time

    Is this sentence correct:

    I remembered that I had forgotten my wallet when I got home.

    Isn't it ambiguous?
    Can we tell whether the 'remembering' is done when I got home or the 'forgetting'?

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    Re: time

    Yes it is a little ambiguous, it would be better as: "When I got home, I remembered that I had forgotten my wallet."

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    Smile Re: time

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Is this sentence correct:

    I remembered that I had forgotten my wallet when I got home.

    Isn't it ambiguous?
    Can we tell whether the 'remembering' is done when I got home or the 'forgetting'?
    I remembered, when I got home, that I had forgotten my wallet.
    and
    When I got home, I remembered that I had forgotten my wallet.

    The two above are rephrased a bit, and both mean the same - remembering happened on getting home.

    As for your initial sentence, to me, it conveys the same, but also has that ambiguity that you have already mentioned in your post. Rephrasing does the trick to get it right!


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    Re: time

    Quote Originally Posted by navi tasan View Post
    Is this sentence correct:

    I remembered that I had forgotten my wallet when I got home.

    Isn't it ambiguous?
    Can we tell whether the 'remembering' is done when I got home or the 'forgetting'?
    I remembered later that I had forgotten my wallet when I got home.
    Later, I remembered that I had forgotten my wallet when I got home.
    I remembered, as I undressed for bed, that I had forgotten my wallet when I got home.

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