KJinCali79"He didn't complete his work yet" is...the simple past does not allow for. Really? Who decided that?
If you are wanting to show the impact...Really? Who decided that? "He hasn't completed his work." This...People who think that only perfect tense can show relevance to the present of course use it in such situations. But that's just an arbitrary decision they (make)(accept), and it's not surprising that the simple past then seems wrong to them. ...
canadian45People who think that only perfect...Let me ask you then how you would describe the differences between simple past, past perfect, simple present and present perfect tenses and their respective uses to an English learner? I'd like to know your opinion on the use of these verb ...
|CalifJim It seems to me that the definition of "yet" that is most relevant to this discussion is "up to now".|
He didn't complete his work up to now.
Put that way, it does seem wrong.
The future of the local car-making industry is again looking..., with senior government ministers...I don't hear any resemblance of "that". ...
canadian45I don't hear any resemblance of "that".Yes, I don’t hear, either. But I get there is some pause after ABC, and I take this as a place for that sound. Though it wasn’t uttered loudly enough to hear: if fact, GoldWave doesn’t catch the sound wave.
|canadian45 I agree that there's a pause there, but I hear nothing resembling even a partial "that", and "that" is not essential there.|
|GPY It's not standard English (standard would be "I was sitting") but it is a common dialect or colloquial form in the UK. I think I might occasionally use it myself. "I was stood" is similar.|
GPY"I was stood" is similar.I've even heard "I was stood standing", but that was on a British sitcom, so it might have been said just for comic effect.
|KJinCali79 This is a non-standard form of English. It is sometimes called Multicultural (Inner)-London English and has influences from the Caribbean as well as traces from historical Cockney. It is sometimes referred to as a sociolect rather than a ...|
|GPY It means "arrive", in this case specifically referring to the birth of a new baby.|
|Clive The term 'come along' also adds a tone of 'arrive unexpectedly and casually'.|
eg I was sitting in the park when my friend came along.
In your example, the arrival of the new child is an unexpected surprise to the older child.
CliveIn your example, the arrival of the...But I hope not to the parents! ...
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