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    Unhappy Dilemma

    Hi... I need help...
    1. What is correct: "in the end" or "at the end", "in time" or "on time", "Hi everyone" or "Hi everybody"
    2. Does the "y" (after a consonant) in gerund or verbs (present participle) change into "i"
    3. "I want to know why were you laughing" or "I want to know why you laughed"
    It's a shame for me to ask this kind of questions, but I'm very confused.

    I probably made some mistakes in this post. Feel free to correct me.
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Dilemma

    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by venicequeen View Post
    Hi... I need help...
    1. What is correct: "in the end" or "at the end", "in time" or "on time", "Hi everyone" or "Hi everybody"
    For the first two, that will depend on context:

    In the end, we decided to go to the cinema
    At the end of the play we went home

    Make sure that you are in time to catch the train at 2 o'clock.
    He reached the station on time.

    As to the greeting, they are interchangeable.

    2. Does the "y" (after a consonant) in gerund or verbs (present participle) change into "i" No - carrying/tarrying/worrying and so on.

    3. "I want to know why were you laughing" or "I want to know why you laughed" Both are correct.

    It's a shame for me to ask this kind of questions, but I'm very confused.
    That's why we are here! To help confused people.
    I probably made some mistakes in this post.Very few! Feel free to correct me.
    Thank you in advance. .
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    Question Re: Dilemma

    I need help (again)! I'm not sure what is correct.
    I need to put this sentence into passive voice:

    When did they last paint the flat?

    When was the flat last painted?
    or
    When the flat was painted last?


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    Re: Dilemma

    #1 is correct.

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    Smile Re: Dilemma

    Thank you. I wrote #1, but my English teacher said that #2 is correct.


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    Re: Dilemma

    Oh dear!

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    Question Re: Dilemma

    What is the difference between angry with and angry at?

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