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  1. SunMoon's Avatar

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    Question Correcting someone else errors, can you check them?

    I received a nice e-mail from a friend, who is English, and I would like to see if I am able to catch some errors in the e-mail, just for checking what I am learning.

    It was nice seeing you too. I always enjoy your company.

    Twice in one week is not too much for me, but unfortunately I'm busy tomorrow.
    Can we meet on Monday or Tuesday? If so, can we meet somewhere closer to our homes?

    I would correct it in this way:

    It was nice to see (seeing) you too. I always enjoy your company.

    Twice in one week is not too much for me, but unfortunately I'm busy tomorrow (missing the future tense? I'll be busy tomorrow).
    Can we meet up on Monday or Tuesday? If so, can we meet up
    somewhere closer to our homes?

    Is it correct?

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    Re: Correcting someone else errors, can you check them?

    It was nice to see (seeing) you too. I always enjoy your company. Both 'to see' and 'seeing' are correct.

    Twice in one week is not too much for me, but unfortunately I'm busy tomorrow (missing the future tense? I'll be busy tomorrow).
    Can we meet up on Monday or Tuesday? If so, can we meet up
    somewhere closer to our homes? 'Meet on Monday' is the usual way to say it for an English person, 'up' is redundant. An American would probably say 'meet up'.

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    Question Re: Correcting someone else errors, can you check them?

    Cool!

    What about the future tense in I'm busy tomorrow, it would be I'll be busy tomorrow, or I'll busy tomorrow?

    Or tomorrow change the sentence in the future tense
    automatically?

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    Re: Correcting someone else errors, can you check them?

    Strictly speaking it should be 'I'll be busy tomorrow' but it is very usual to say 'I'm busy tomorrow.' It conveys the meaning perfectly clearly.

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    Thumbs up Re: Correcting someone else errors, can you check them?

    First of all, THANK YOU for answering!

    I see you say It conveys the meaning perfectly clearly!, I could not use this kind of form in my own language, where we can say perfectly clear OR perfectly and clearly. I supposed it was the same in English but it is not.

    Cool, I keep learning at every occasion!

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    Re: Correcting someone else errors, can you check them?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Strictly speaking it should be 'I'll be busy tomorrow' but it is very usual to say 'I'm busy tomorrow.' It conveys the meaning perfectly clearly.


    I suppose the speaker has a sort of mental diary: 'I'm busy tomorrow, and the following week I'm on holiday. What about the 11th? - I've got nothing down for that day. Should we make it about 11.30?'

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    Last edited by BobK; 02-Oct-2008 at 13:04. Reason: FIx typo

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    Right! Clear, thank you!

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