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"I had written this before I had had coffee." Confused? Read this article to understand what this means.
Even as a native speaker of English with a couple of degrees in Education, I still have much to learn about my own language. I remember being around 13 and while a grammar lesson was going on in class, I was doodling away hearts and flowers in the back of my notebook, anything to tune her out !!!
I found it one big snooze back then, and I am sure some of my grammar skills have suffered as a result. On the other hand, I did manage to get 100% every week on my spelling tests !!!
Things may be different now, I was a kid in the 60s and 70s.
At any rate, I loved the post ! ( and I have 3 cats !! )
I loved this article! An engaging read for absolutely anyone, even native speakers. Please keep posting!
These are my changes. I would appreciate if someone could correct if necessary:
I was walking along Old Bond Street when it suddenly occurred to me. I had left my sunglasses in the museum! I turned around and started looking for a taxi to take me back there. They had been a birthday present from a very good friend of mine a few years earlier and I didn’t want to lose them! I tried to remember where I could had left them. Maybe in the ancient antiquities room? Yes, that was right! A tour guide was giving a presentation on Viking coins and I had put them down on a bench while I listened to him.
As soon as the taxi arrived back at the museum, I jumped out and ran up the steps. I was out of breath by the time I had made it inside. I asked the lady in reception whether anybody handed a pair of sunglasses in to lost property but she shook her head and said “no.” I ran back to the room with the Viking coins and began searching around where I was sitting. But my sunglasses were not there! Exasperated, I sat back down on the bench I sat at earlier and put my hands up to my head. Of course, as my fingers reached my temple I felt the familiar metal frames of my sunglasses. They had been on my head the whole time!
What about this sentence:
"I sat back down on the bench I sat at earlier and put my hands up to my head"
In the correct form of this sentence there isn't a part of sentence "I sat at earlier" ?
Sorry, my mistake ;-)