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Is this sentence correct?

Posted: Mon May 08, 2006 1:11 pm
by meylenlau
Hello,

Is this correct?

Question:- Construct a sentence using the words given below:

- eating - one o'clock-

Answer:- Mary is eating at one o'clock everyday.

Thanks and please explain.

Re: Is this sentence correct?

Posted: Tue May 09, 2006 5:41 pm
by adilk
HI MEYLENLAU
the sentence you have written is in the present continuos . you cannot use (every day) with this tense. Mary eats at one o'clock everyday .
:)

Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 8:03 pm
by Dixie
You could say, for instance, I was eating yesterday at one o'clock.

Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 6:57 pm
by adilk
Hi Dixie,
You are right.You could say that.Also you could say :
i ate at one Oc'lock yeasterday.
I was eating at one yeasterday.
some usages are wide.and you know that it is not just like math; when you say one plus one is two.

Posted: Sat May 27, 2006 7:29 am
by bubba
Your sentence, as long as concerned to grammer is right but as we judge it on the parameters of its sense then it is wrong. "everyday" makes the work done in the sentence habitual. So, i would recommend:

Mary used to eat at one o'clock everday.

Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 9:40 am
by cityofislam
You can use the same tense like this
I'm eating lunch at one o'clock today.

Sentence correction

Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:26 am
by bubba
For this sentense Present Indefinite Tense/ used to are the best solutions only, others are grammatically wrong.

Mary eats at one o'clock everyday.
Mary used to eat at one o'clock everyday.