Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Hong Kong
      • Current Location:
      • Hong Kong

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 2,333
    #1

    new, newly-passed, newly-qualified drived

    1. I' m a new driver.
    2. I'm a newly-passed driver.
    3. I'm a newly-qualified driver.

    Are all the three sentences correct in saying that I have passed driving recently?

    Many thanks in advance.

    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Canada

    • Join Date: Oct 2008
    • Posts: 1,211
    #2

    Re: new, newly-passed, newly-qualified drived

    1. I' m a new driver.
    This simply says you've very little experience. It does not speak to your qualifications. In fact, it suggests I should quickly get out of your way!

    2. I'm a newly-passed driver.
    This doesn't make sense.

    3. I'm a newly-qualified driver.
    This speaks to your qualifications, but does not say you have passed any test. Also, I doubt you would say you are "newly-qualified" - for one is either qualified or not.

    I think what you are looking to say is, "I've recently passed my driver's test."

Similar Threads

  1. Newly Qualified ESL Teacher Needing Advice!
    By sophiemclark in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-Jun-2007, 00:15
  2. a finalist or newly qualified accountant
    By Constantinos in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28-Mar-2006, 06:06

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •