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    Cool can you correct it?

    Hi,

    Are the two following sentences correct?

    She married a man she met on vacation in Bahamas.

    I have a job in a cafe selling sandwiches.

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    Re: can you correct it?

    Quote Originally Posted by bieasy View Post
    Hi,

    Are the two following sentences correct?

    She married a man she had met on vacation in the Bahamas.

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    Hi! You don't absolutely have to say "had met" (though it certainly works), but Bahamas always has "the" in front of it. Otherwise it looks like you're talking about a bunch of Bahamas.


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    She married a man she met on vacation in Bahamas.

    Usually, the Past Perfect tense form of the verb is used to indicate that one action/event occurred before a second action, when the two events are not in chronological order. In your sentence, the two events are not. HOWEVER, the reason 'had met' is not necessary here is because it is obvious to the reader that you can't wed someone before you have even met them; so just the Simple Past tense is fine.

    1. I have a job in a cafe selling sandwiches.
    2. I have a job in a cafe, selling sandwiches.

    In (1), the cafe sells sandwiches. You work there. (Probably, part of your job is selling sandwiches, unless they have you out back in the kitchen making them or whatever.)

    In (2), your particular job in the cafe is selling sandwiches - someone else is tending the coffee bar, etc.

    Your other sentence is fine.

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    Cool Re: can you correct it?

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    She married a man she met on vacation in Bahamas.

    Usually, the Past Perfect tense form of the verb is used to indicate that one action/event occurred before a second action, when the two events are not in chronological order. In your sentence, the two events are not. HOWEVER, the reason 'had met' is not necessary here is because it is obvious to the reader that you can't wed someone before you have even met them; so just the Simple Past tense is fine.

    1. I have a job in a cafe selling sandwiches.
    2. I have a job in a cafe, selling sandwiches.

    In (1), the cafe sells sandwiches. You work there. (Probably, part of your job is selling sandwiches, unless they have you out back in the kitchen making them or whatever.)

    In (2), your particular job in the cafe is selling sandwiches - someone else is tending the coffee bar, etc.

    Your other sentence is fine.
    Interesting! The use of commas is not my cup o tea...

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    I suppose it's possible she met the man while on vacation in Denver, and then (say, two years later) they went to the Bahamas to get married. It's not likely, but it's an ambiguity that should be pointed out.

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