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correct or not?

Post by Tukanja » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:58 am

Me:'Hey how's happened you've come on foot here? Has your car broken down? Have you read my message. If so why haven't you replied?'

Friend:' OK, OK, let me say a word.'

Me:'Go on then.I'm listening.'

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Re: correct or not?

Post by ETutor » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:16 pm

Me: “Hey, why did you walk here? Did your car break down? Did you see my message? And if so, why didn’t you reply?”

Friend: “Ok, Ok, let me get a word in!”

Me: “Go on, then. I’m listening”
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Re: correct or not?

Post by Tukanja » Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:42 pm

Thanks

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Re: correct or not?

Post by Tukanja » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

I am very sorry ET but I must ask the next question as well
Tukanja wrote:Me:'Hey how's happened you've come on foot here? Has your car broken down? Have you read my message. If so why haven't you replied?'

Friend:' OK, OK, let me say a word.'

Me:'Go on then.I'm listening.'
Is it possible to say this this way

Me:'Hey why you've been walking to here? Did your car break down? Had you read my message? If so why didn't you reply?
Friend:"OK, OK, let me get a word in!'

Is there a need of using the Past Perfect (Had you read) if the sentence is followed by another sentence which is a consequence of the first one?

Also I think I saw sometimes

Why you walking to here? (Why you have been walking to here)
Is it possible to use the Present Participle of the verb (walking) in such sentences? If so is it informal English then?

Ah, a lot of questions at once.

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