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    Is right this sentence?

    I was walking when I realized I had forgotten my keys.

    Could be better?

    thanks





    Jorge Prado

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    #2

    Re: Is right this sentence?

    I was walking when I realized I had forgotten my keys.


    That sentence is correct and grammatical.

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    Re: Is right this sentence?

    You asked, could it be better... it's fine, but here is how to make it better!

    In English we seldom say "I was walking" by itself. It just sounds a little weird.

    Better:
    I was walking along when I realized that I had forgotten my keys.
    I was walking toward the car when I realized ....
    I was taking a walk when I realized.....
    I was walking away from the house when.....

    If you add a little bit of "meat," a bit of context or direction, it gives a nice fluent feeling to the sentence! But your verb tense it correct!

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    Re: Is right this sentence?

    By the way, your first question is NOT correct!
    When you make a question, you reverse the verb and the subject:

    This sentence is right

    changes to

    Is this sentence right?

    Also, you ask "Could be better?"
    Usually you will need the pronoun in your sentence. Since you are not repeating "Could my sentence be better," you could say "Could it be better?"

    This is a common mistake because in English we love love love pronouns and we usually require a subject to go with the verb. Good luck!

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