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Muhamed Tešić
The monster makes me stop reading writing even listening
"Here is so as a sentence-beginning adverb: So excited were we about the flying pigs, we forgot about school. And: Pigs can’t fly. So we thought.

In summary . . .

Speech: So, pigs can fly.

Writing: In conclusion, pigs can fly.

Speech: Me: We missed the bus. You: Then we’ll have to walk.

Writing: We missed the bus. So we had to walk."


Please read the summary section of the bolt paragraph, I'm confused what the writer meant by "writing", does he indicate all sort of writings or just story writings?


Let me explain what makes me to come here
"Speech: Me: We missed the bus. You: Then we’ll have to walk.
Writing: We missed the bus. So we had to walk."

So, in writing we have to use a past simple tense instead future tense in this case "then/so we'll have to walk" instead "so we had to walk" makes no sense, if i write a article over corana virus i have to write, original post: we missed the chance containing the virus, then/so we'll have to face it's devastating spread instead we missed the chance containing the virus, then/so we had to face it's it's devastating spread or when I'm texting with someone, like I'm texting sister Me: i left my card home,
my sister: she have to write "so we had to starve today" instead "so we'll have to starve today"

Sorry asking such silly question, i know what the writer meant by (writing), in this case he meant when describing the situation later as a written story we write the way, but the monster (OCD) living inside my head keeps trying to convince me that I'm wrong, this is how OCD manipulate the keenest intelligent, you may surprised what on the Earth someone get confused with something like that, that's not me it's the monster that got a great power manipulating the keenest intelligent, the most interesting thing is i can't even read my native language since 2018😭😭😭😭

Apr 27, 2020 3:09 AM
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Thank you Alek, I'm just surprised how the writing version get completely changed even it's tense form, as much I know "writing" doesn't only mean writing a story over the situation, it can write the speech expression in form of text message or dialogue story even an article
April 27, 2020
If I understood it correctly the speech "We missed the bus." You: "Then we’ll have to walk."
You're talking about a situation now and what you have to do about the situation in the future. At the moment of the conversation you haven't started walking yet.

We missed the bus. So we had to walk. You'll write/tell this after the the completed action. Maybe when you're explaining to someone what happened.


We missed the chance containing the virus, so we'll have to face it's devastating spread. The missed chance happened in the past, the pandemic is happening now the devastation spread of the virus is to be expected in the future.

We missed the chance containing the virus, so we had to face it's devastating spread. You'll write this after the pandemic is over and the outcome was clear.

I hope I answered your question correctly, hope that helps


April 27, 2020
Muhamed Tešić
Language Skills
Bosnian, English
Learning Language
English