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|Blue Jay It would be easier to give a definite answer if you supplied more context, but in a sentence like I was teasing her and she got mad on me it would be a colloquial way to say She became angry with me.|
Hi Please tell me if the tenses have been used correctly in the context. Eric and Ilsa are brother and sister. They (grow) grew (1) up together in the city that used to be known as West Berlin, in the former West Germany. Eric (move) had moved/moved (2) to ...
|Blue Jay |
vsureshEric (move) had moved/moved (2) to...You could use had moved, but I prefer moved.
vsureshllsa's Family (fly)had flown(4) from...You could use had flown, but I prefer flew.
vsureshOne of their mother's favorites (be)...You could use either was or had been here. I prefer was.
By the way, some of the fixed tense choices in the text sound slightly awkward to me. ...
|vsuresh Thank you, Blue Jay.|
I have a few questions in this portion. The portion is blue is where I have some questions.
"...We (discuss) were discussing(20) the Brandenburg Gate when Franz interrupted to ask why its image (use) was being used(21) as a ...
|Blue Jay If the instructions specify past tense, then present tense is going to be considered wrong. Past tense might be preferable in this sentence, anyway, but in normal use I present tense works too, which is why I didn't edit what you had there. |
|Mr. Tom Thanks, Clive.|
Would the phrase "wake up half-asleep" work in English?
I woke up half-asleep and couldn't recall whether it was a working day or a holiday.
|GPY I agree with Clive, but "dozy" came to my mind as a possible single-word answer.|
Mr. TomI woke up half-asleep and couldn't..."woke up half asleep" seems a contradiction to me. If you woke up then you would not be half asleep. ...
|zzzi sometimes when i'm getting bored I like drawing|
|GPY "she was" is fine.|
The others are all incorrect in standard English when used in the most obvious way, e.g. "She do the washing up" or "He have a car". However, it may be possible for those words to fall together in certain contexts, e.g. "What ...
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