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is this sentences correct? I was trying to find my lawyer, but I have heard that he is on vacation.
Nov 15, 2017 9:18 PM
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In American English, we would say: "I was trying to find my lawyer but I heard that he's on vacation" Additionally, native speakers often substitute the verb "find" for "get a hold of" if you were trying to contact him through the phone or through email. "Find" gives the impression that you are physically searching for him
November 15, 2017
It's correct. While Americans often use the past simple in place of the present perfect, it's certainly not wrong to use the pp in this context in AmE. And in many other Englishes, the pp would be the more likely choice.
November 15, 2017
It's not wrong but it could be better. I'd say "I was looking for my lawyer but learned that he's on vacation."
November 16, 2017
Is lawyer just one expression in American English?
November 15, 2017
It's almost perfect. Try using '..., but I heard that he is on vacation'.
November 15, 2017
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