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#1 Adrian K

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Posted 30 October 2010 - 11:41 PM

I am not a native speaker, and I do need some help here. If I'm referring to a freak accident I experienced lately, which of the following description is correct?

a) This will definitely be one experience that I will never forget!
B) That was definitely an experience that I will never forget!
c) This will definitely be one experience I will never forget!
d) That was definitely an experience I will never forget!
e) ......(your own version)......

Million Thanks and hope there is somebody can explain to me.
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 02:23 AM

A and C imply a future event that has not yet happened, whereas B and D put the event in the past. You could also use the preamble "This is definitely an experience...", which suggests that the event will be added to your collection of unforgettable events.

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:03 AM

Hi HomeBrew,

Thank you for your explanation. Thanks a billion.
^_^

Regards,
Adrian
Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is like expecting the lion not to attack you because you are a vegetarian.

..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...

"what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"---Goddess Casandra reminds me to be strong

"It's all just DNA. Do it."---phage434




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