I had to fix my car when the temperature is at -20 Celsius

Status
Not open for further replies.

Jit833

Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2012
Member Type
Interested in Language
Native Language
Chinese
Home Country
Malaysia
Current Location
Canada
1) I had to fix my car when the temperature is at -20 Celcious.
2) I had to fix my car in -20 Celcious.
3) I had to fix my car when the temperature was very low.

Are the above sentences correct? Please advice.
 

probus

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
Canada
Current Location
Canada
1) I had to fix my car when the temperature was -20 Celcious.

2) I had to fix my car in -20 Celcious. Celcius, not Celcious. It is named after its inventor.

3) I had to fix my car when the temperature was very low. Grammatically perfect but much less specific.

Are the above sentences correct? Please advice.

You must use the verb advise instead of the noun advice.
 

riquecohen

VIP Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2010
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
American English
Home Country
United States
Current Location
Brazil
Usually spelled Celsius in the US.
 

emsr2d2

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jul 28, 2009
Member Type
English Teacher
Native Language
British English
Home Country
UK
Current Location
UK
You have been given the spelling and grammatical corrections. However, the sentence itself is rather strange. Was it a coincidence that it was -20 degrees outside on the day your car broke down? Did you car break down because it was -20 degrees outside?
 

probus

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Member Type
Retired English Teacher
Native Language
English
Home Country
Canada
Current Location
Canada
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top