Zuzka
Help with sentence Hello, can you help me correct this sentence, please, because tenses and everything else in this sentence is very confusing for me. :D 'I have been considering writing him for a longer time but I didn't have the courage to do so. ' Please answer only if you are really sure you know how to say it correctly, thank you.
Jul 18, 2019 9:28 PM
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Hello, Zuzka! I am 100% certain this answer is correct: 'I have been considering writing to him for a long time, but I didn't have the courage to do so. ' Are you interested in improving your English? I am a professional English teacher, and English is my native language. I am currently accepting new students and would be happy to help you improve. Feel free to message me if you are interested in booking a lesson!
July 18, 2019
I've been considering writing him for a long time, but I didn't have the courage to do so.
July 18, 2019
In spoken casual English this sentence would be acceptable, but correct grammar would be “I have been considering writing TO him for a long time, but I didn’t have the courage to do so”.
July 19, 2019
All suggestions sound good to me. With the caveat that it should be "writing TO him".. next question you can ask is what does caveat mean and has John Used it correctly what is your opinion.
July 18, 2019
You could also structure the sentence this way. For a long time, I have been considering writing to him but haven't had the courage to do so. Or For some time, I have been thinking about writing to him but have not had the courage.
July 18, 2019
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