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    Need help urgently

    This is my homework

    1.The prince (see) ............ Cinderella at the party. She (wear) ................. a beautiful gown.


    First one is saw, right? but the second one I'm not sure whether it is wore or was wearing.

    2.When the hare (wake) ................. up, the tortoise (win) ..................... the race

    It is both past simple, right?


    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supachoke View Post
    This is my homework

    The prince (see) ............ Cinderella at the party. She (wear) ................. a beautiful gown.




    First one is saw, right? but the second one I'm not sure whether it is wore or was wearing. Can anyone tell me?



    Thanks
    Both are correct but ...was wearing...... is more natural.
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood
    Last edited by Dawood Usmani; 13-Dec-2008 at 05:56.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dawoodusmani View Post
    Both are correct but ...was wear...... is more natural.
    Hope this helps!
    Dawood
    The second should be 'was wearing', and 'was wear' is not more natural. If it is 'more <anything>', it is more wrong.

    Please read the note on the first page of this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supachoke View Post
    This is my homework

    1.The prince (see) ............ Cinderella at the party. She (wear) ................. a beautiful gown.


    First one is saw, right? but the second one I'm not sure whether it is wore or was wearing.

    2.When the hare (wake) ................. up, the tortoise (win) ..................... the race

    It is both past simple, right?


    Thanks
    To go to the ball*, Cinderella wore a beautiful gown.

    But 'When Prince Charming saw Cinderella at the ball she was wearing a beautiful gown'. If this is broken down into two sentences - as in your example - you could (just) use the past simple, but not if you're thinking of the story: 'when he <past_simple> she <past_continuous>' - that's what she was doing when he saw her.

    The key to the second one (hare/tortoise) it to think of the story too - the hare woke up; what had happened before that?

    *Your example uses the word 'party', but the traditional story uses the less common word "ball". Some courses don't teach this word, as it's not very common. But it has lots of cognates in other languages (though probably not in Thai!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The second should be 'was wearing', and 'was wear' is not more natural. If it is 'more <anything>', it is more wrong.

    Please read the note on the first page of this forum.

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    I didn't notice it. It was just a typing error, not more than that. Thanks for pointing out the mistake though.

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