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muni



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:47 am    Post subject: study or studing Reply with quote

hello hope ur fine and enjoying your life I have an other question for you
Please correct the following sentence:

I haven't done any studing(or study) so I would not be able to come tomorrow and do MCQs with you

thank you in advance
love
muni
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ibbunimj



Joined: 31 Jul 2003
Posts: 5
Location: Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2003 5:17 pm    Post subject: hi Reply with quote

hi, i'm julie...

i think, both are ok...but if i were you, i would write "i haven't studied any thing....~~"

do you guys think i'm right?? ^^
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bud



Joined: 09 Mar 2003
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Location: New Jersey, US

PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Muni & Julie,

"Studying" is the word that is normally used in a sentence like that. I'm not sure if "study" is correct or not, but it sure sounds odd in that sentence.

By the way, the sentence should continue "... so I WILL not be able..."

Julie, your's is also a natural way to express the idea, but "anything" (one word) is not needed.

So, two very natural-sounding choices:

I haven't done any studing so I will not be able...
I haven't studied so I will not be able...
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