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Hi there,

Could you please check for me if I am using these words and sentences correctly?


The law has been made in 1990, as today we can't retroactive it back.

It has been approved at that time, we can't retroactive today.

It might spell some problems. (Cause)


Cheers

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John AkiThe law has been made in 1990, as today we can't retroactive it back.

Sorry. You can't use "retroactive" as a verb. It's an adjective.

Also, you can't use a mention of time (in 1990) together with the present perfect (has been made) in the same sentence.

Also, retro- means 'back', so we don't use retro- and 'back' together because that just repeats the same concept.

You might rewrite the sentence with the adverb 'retroactively', thus:

The law was enacted in 1990. We can't change it retroactively.

John AkiIt has been approved at that time, we can't retroactive today.

This sentence has all the same problems as the first sentence except that it doesn't have 'back'.

John AkiIt might spell some problems.

OK.

CJ

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Thanks Mr CJ,

Please check for me if these sentences are making sense to you?


The law was approved in 1990, it is not retroactive. (Adjective)

The law has been approved earlier, it is not retroactive.

You were never that nagging, what is wrong with you today?

I have never been gutsy.


Cheers

Sorry one more,


Two witnesses reported differing / differences / different then each other. (Which words are correct?)


Thanks in advance.

John

Sir,

After thought...

The law was approved in 1990, it can't be retroactive. (Adjective)

The law has been approved earlier, it can't be retroactive.

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John AkiThe law was approved in 1990. It is not retroactive.

The law has been was approved earlier. It is not retroactive.
You were never that nagging, what is wrong with you today?
You never used to nag so much. What is wrong with you today?
I have never been gutsy. OK.

As shown above.

CJ

John AkiTwo witnesses reported differing / differences / different then each other.

The two witness reports [were different / differed] (from each other).
There were differences in the two witness reports.

different - adjective
differed - verb
differences - noun

CJ

John AkiThe law was approved in 1990. It can't be retroactive.
The law has been was approved earlier. It can't be retroactive.

As shown.

CJ

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I wonder (that) couldn't they be worked out these ways?


They (both) reported differences. ("Report" here acts as a verb) then a noun.

They (both) reported different. ("Report" here acts as a verb) then an adjective).

Their reports are different / differences. ("Report" here acts as a noun) then either an adjective or a noun both are correct anyway)


Thanks again

John Aki

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