Lily
My ice cream arrived and it was melted. Is this sentence correct? Thank you :)
Mar 14, 2014 2:38 PM
Answers · 13
"My ice cream arrived and it had melted."
March 14, 2014
I'm thinking, "My ice cream arrived already melted", is the idea you're trying to convey.
March 14, 2014
Yes, it's fine.
March 14, 2014
I suggest using past perfect to make it clear that the ice cream began melting before it was in your hand. "My ice cream arrived but it but had melted." "Was melted" is understandable, but it can mean a) the status of the ice cream was "melted" (which is what you mean) or b) when the ice cream arrived, somebody pointed a flamethrower at it.
March 14, 2014
Thank you Frank :)
March 14, 2014
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