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can u correct this please
1.i insisted that u took the money(i mean in past)if i say i insisted that she take the money is in present right?
2.it looks like if he was a small child
3.she is sat next to me
4.u look as if u had had a good time(would have)i mean, u look(now) as if in the past u had a good time

thanks so much im so confused with the usage of this sentences

and last one i recomended that he not go to the concert and he went////is that correct
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1. I insist her to take the money. (sub + V + Obj)
For 2 Is that what you mean?
2. He looks like when he was young.
3. She sat next to me yesterday. (past) (sub+v+obj)
She sit next to me. (present)
4. You look as if you have had a good time. (in the past you might or might not have a good time). (look-present, have-present)
5. I recommended him to go to concert.
thanks,but i didnt meant that at all...in the first one im trying to use the subjunctive verb saying that i insisted (for example,yesterday)that she took the money(she took it on yesterday's night for instance)

in the second one i didnt mean he looks like when he was young but rather looked like a small child

3.that is sitting next to me ,but im not sure if i can say she is sat next to me

4.i explain it in the first statement

5..i already explain as much as i could

again thanks for your help teachers and student i wish u could clear this up for me
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Louisthu is not only confused about your questions, Daniel, but about English grammar in general. Hopefully, this is more helpful:

1. "I insisted she took the money." or "I insisted that she had taken the money." is the sort of statement one might tell a judge and could be rephrased as "I knew she had taken the money and said so." If, on the other hand, you said, "I insisted she take the money," it would mean you wanted her to take it.

2. "He looked like a small child." is prefectly correct. Or if you like, "He looks like he's a small child."

3. "She is sitting next to me." or "She sits next to me." both correctly describe present actions. "She sat next to me." or "She was sitting next to me." are past actions. The more complex perfect tenses might be used this way: "She has sat next to me before, so this time was no surprise." or "If only she had sat next to me, she might still be alive."

4. Hard to tell here just what you want to express, but "You look as if you had a good time." (or informally "You look like you had a good time.") is the simplest answer. "You look as if you would have had a good time." is grammatically correct but doesn't make much sense.

5. "I told him not to go to the concert, but he went anyway." is less awkward.
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