[Grammar] Help about Grammar

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dodge08

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I noticed that the whole casino area is quite. I have been to Vegas and I think it’s more fun to gamble there.

Is the underlined word correct? Thanks! :-D
 

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As an NES but not a teacher, your text sounds fine to me, but I expect you meant "quiet" rather than "quite".
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I noticed that the whole casino area is quiet.
Normally, both verbs in this sentence should be in past tense ("noticed/was") to show that all of the action/experience is completed, and that maybe the casino isn't always quiet but that it was at the moment you noticed...

The way it's written above, it means that you noticed (in the past tense) that the casino is [present habitual: always - implied: all of the time] quiet.

The tense of your verb can really affect the meaning, so choose carefully! :up:
 

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Yes, It should be quiet, I misspelled that. Thanks for the correction. :-D
As an NES but not a teacher, your text sounds fine to me, but I expect you meant "quiet" rather than "quite".
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Thanks for tge quick reply! :lol:
 

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Normally, both verbs in this sentence should be in past tense ("noticed/was") to show that all of the action/experience is completed, and that maybe the casino isn't always quiet but that it was at the moment you noticed...

The way it's written above, it means that you noticed (in the past tense) that the casino is [present habitual: always - implied: all of the time] quiet.

The tense of your verb can really affect the meaning, so choose carefully! :up:

No. We can also use the present tense in the second part.

See:

My choice of hobby, cooking, was influenced by my grandmother, who is good at making delicious food.
https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ask-teacher/189752-constantly-see-hear.html

 

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No. We can also use the present tense in the second part.
See:

I never said we can't use present tense in the second part.

What I said was that you have to be careful which tense you choose because it can change the meaning significantly. In the OP's example, it's the difference between a temporary state and a habitual state; in the example you provided, it's the difference between whether the grandmother is alive or dead.

See?
 
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