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:oops:

It was 10 o'clock p.m and by then the meeting was still underway.

Does it make sense?
Is there any grammatical error?
Can you modify the sentence for me?

Thank you for your help.
I really appreciate your kind answer.
 

Ulli

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moonwalker said:
:oops:

It was 10 o'clock p.m and by then the meeting was still underway.

Does it make sense?
Is there any grammatical error?
Can you modify the sentence for me?

Thank you for your help.
I really appreciate your kind answer.

Hi, moonwalker,

It's correct to say: It was 10 p.m. and the meeting was still lasting.

You only use "o'clock" or "pm/am", and "underway" isn't the correct expression. :idea: :wink:

Ulli
 

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I wouldn't use lasting- how about 'going on'? . ;-)
 
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Thank you for your kind explanation!

Your reply is the first that I have ever got on this site. :D

OK.
I will erase o'clock.

"Underway" isn't good enough?

I will use lasting.


How about "by then"?

Do I have to erase by then?
 
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tdol said:
I wouldn't use lasting- how about 'going on'? . ;-)

Thank you for your suggestion!!
Wow, you are the editor.
Nice to meet you. :D

underway --> lasting --> going on

I have thought that "underway" "lasting " "going on" are almost same. :oops:

How about " by then" ?

In this sentence, " by then" is useless?
Is it recommended that I erase "by then"?
Or is it required that I erase "by then" ?

How about replacing "by then" with "until then"?

Please kindly answer me. :eek:
 

Ulli

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moonwalker said:
Thank you for your kind explanation!

Your reply is the first that I have ever got on this site. :D

OK.
I will erase o'clock.

"Underway" isn't good enough?

I will use lasting.


How about "by then"?

Do I have to erase by then?

Hi moonwalker,

Thank you for your kind reply. :wink: You express "by then" is expressed with "going on" (as tdol has recommended :idea: )....you just don't need it.

It would be easier for me to explain it in German :D . I hope I will improve... :wink:
 

Francois

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'to last' is not used to mean that something is happening, it is used to say how long it will continue.
The meeting lasted one hour only, but it seemed to be an eternity.
They're triumphing now, but it won't last.

'to go on' means it continues.
The meeting went on and on for hours. What a drag!
The CEO hung up and the meeting went on.
It was 20:00 and the meeting was still going on.

'to be underway' means it has started but it is not finished.
The negociation is underway.

FRC
 

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moonwalker said:
:oops:

It was 10 o'clock p.m and by then the meeting was still underway.

Does it make sense?
Is there any grammatical error?
Can you modify the sentence for me?

Thank you for your help.
I really appreciate your kind answer.

What about?

The meeting was still underway/going on at 10 p.m.
It was 10 p.m. and the meeting was still going on.

:D
 
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moonwalker

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I thank all of you for kind help.

It is always enjoyable to read your replies.

Thank you so much. ^^
 

Ulli

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Francois said:
'to last' is not used to mean that something is happening, it is used to say how long it will continue.
The meeting lasted one hour only, but it seemed to be an eternity.
They're triumphing now, but it won't last.

'to go on' means it continues.
The meeting went on and on for hours. What a drag!
The CEO hung up and the meeting went on.
It was 20:00 and the meeting was still going on.

'to be underway' means it has started but it is not finished.
The negociation is underway.

FRC



THX :wink: Ulli :idea:
 
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