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    #1

    is this text fine?

    I have just learned what's the problem with the TV you have in your room. The problem is actually the reverse of what I have been thinking. The TV set is simply too good. It has the High Definition technology and because of that it cannot produce good images when receiving ordinary (non-digital or non-HD) signals, like Globo and most of Sky channels.
    Next time I go there I'll try a few things to see if I get a better image quality.


    Hi,
    Is this text fine? How a native would say it, please?
    Thanks.


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    Re: is this text fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    I have just learned what's the problem with the TV you have in your room. The problem is actually the reverse of what I have been thinking. The TV set is simply too good. It has the High Definition technology and because of that it cannot produce good images when receiving ordinary (non-digital or non-HD) signals, like Globo and most of Sky channels.
    Next time I come, I'll try a few things to see if Ican get a better image quality.


    Hi,
    Is this text fine? How a native would say it, please?
    Thanks.
    Apart from two changes, it looks ok.

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    #3

    Re: is this text fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Apart from two changes, it looks ok.
    Thanks.
    Should I use "come" even when I am in point "a" talking about visiting point "b"?
    Thanks again.


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    #4

    Re: is this text fine?

    Yes - that would be the normal way to say this.

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    #5

    Re: is this text fine?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes - that would be the normal way to say this.
    Hi,
    Thanks.
    I just want to make sure I really understood what you mean.
    Suppose I am talking to someone by telephone. I am in Toronto and she is in Vancouver. I am talking about visiting her next week. I wonder which of the following sentences would be considered correct, please:

    1) When I come to Vancouver (I am in Toronto), I'll try to fix the problem.
    2) When I go there, I'll ...
    3) When I go to Vancouver, I'll ...
    4) When I go to see you, I'll ...

    Thanks a lot again!

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    #6

    Re: is this text fine?

    I'd say either "When I come..." or "When I get there..."

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