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Grammar help please?


Some one have tricked me in that deal, therefore

I was [ had / done ] in that deal. (Past simple, passive voice)

I have been [ had / done ] in that deal. (Present perfect, passive)

Had and done both mean the same in these two sentences?


Can we meet in the shop (which is) named _____ .

Can we meet in the shop, name_____ . (Can this sentences grammatical?)

I know a girl (which is) called _____.

I know a girl, call _____. (Can this sentences grammatical?)

A man [ called / call ] ____ answered the phone. (Both are correct?)

A brand (which is) named Toyota, making a reliable car.

A brand, name Toyota, making a reliable car. (Can this sentences grammatical?)


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John Aki

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John Aki

Grammar help please?


Some one have Someone has [<<< BASIC GRAMMAR!!! Emotion: angry] tricked me in that deal, therefore

I was [ had / done??? ] in that deal. (Past simple, passive voice Yes.) 'had' is OK. I'm not very good at these slang expressions, so I'm not sure 'done' is correct. If I were you, I wouldn't use it. I don't know anyone who uses that expression, and I think it's from a long time ago. Maybe my grandfather would have known it. Emotion: smile

I have been [ had / done??? ] in that deal. (Present perfect, passive Yes.)

Had and done both mean the same in these two sentences?
See my notes above.


Can we meet in the shop (which is) named _____ . OK.

Can we meet in the shop, name_____ . (Can this sentences [<<< BASIC GRAMMAR!!! Emotion: angry] be grammatical?) No. Also,

singular: this sentence
plural: these sentences

I know a girl (which who [<<< BASIC GRAMMAR!!! Emotion: angry] is) called _____. OK. A girl is a person, not an object!

I know a girl, call _____. (Can this sentences be grammatical?) No.

A man [ called / call ] ____ answered the phone. (Both are correct?) No. Just one.

A brand (which is) named Toyota, making a reliable car.

A brand, name Toyota, making a reliable car. (Can this sentences grammatical?)

Grammatically, you want "A brand named Toyota makes a reliable car". But for natural English, you just say "Toyota makes a reliable car". (I know. I have one. I've had it so long that it's now older than most of the mechanics who work on it.)

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I have done it, therefore it was is done now. (Means I have finished it Yes.)

I was done. (Means more like, I was finished (killed) or I blew up some project?) I recommend you forget this use of 'done'. It's not very high-class English, and it sounds awful when a doctor says it. But it's OK as a substitute for 'finished', as when you have finished painting a wall or finished your homework, or finished writing a letter, etc. I'm done. = I'm finished.

Pay special attention to the notes in this colorabove. If you make any of these mistakes when you come to the United States, we'll know you don't know much English. Emotion: smile

CJ

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Also,

I have done it, therefore it was done now. (Means I have finished it)

I was done. (Means more like, I was finished (killed) or I blew up some project?)


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 CalifJim's reply was promoted to an answer.

Thank you Mr. CJ,

I will be more attentive next time for these singular and plurals, I should not have made any of these mistakes my bad.

Thanks for confirmation that "I was done" is not even correct English, it's slang. One of our exchange student (English native) is saying that all the time, she should say " I have done" instead. Bad influence to us.


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John Aki

John AkiI have done

This is OK when followed by something else.

I have done the dishes. (I have finished washing and drying the dishes.)
I have done all my homework.
We have done the house work.
They have done the grocery shopping.

CJ

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Noted.

Thanks again Mr. CJ


John Aki