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    #1

    bade/wave goodbye

    After some time we heard an announcement that the visiting hours were over. We bade Grandmother goodbye and she waved goodbye to us.

    Are 'bade' and 'waved goodbye' correctly used?

    Many thanks.

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    #2

    Re: bade/wave goodbye

    Yes, they are both used correctly.


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    #3

    Re: bade/wave goodbye

    Bade, meaning they SAID goodbye.

    Waved was the ACTION of the grand-mother.

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    #4

    Re: bade/wave goodbye

    Thanks to both of you.


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    Re: bade/wave goodbye

    Tan, you are most welcome. I wish others would so freely post their questions rather than just browse the posts of others.

    We all make mistakes .... let us help you with yours.

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