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Am i using correct grammar in this dialog?

 
 
Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 10:37 am
"why do you always bring this jacket even though you don't wear it?", she asked.

"i bring this jacket because you said you liked it. Because we bought it together, so it's something special for me. And... If you are cold, you can always wear this jacket.", that was what i thought, but instead i said, "i bring this jacket as a precaution, if my shirt wet or dirty, i can cover it with my jacket."

And now I regret not saying what was on my mind.
 
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layman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 10:53 am
@GeryCheese,
Looks fine to me. Just capitalize "I."

Also, you should begin a new sentence with the word "that" here instead of just using a comma to continue. The "grammar" is fine, but the sentence structure is not quite right.

Quote:
....this jacket.", that was what i thought...


That was what I thought, .... (or "was thinking")
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 11:13 am
@GeryCheese,
'Why do you always bring this jacket--even though you don't wear it?,' she asked.

I brought that jacket because she said she likes it and because we bought it together; so it's something special for me. And...what I thought was, 'If you get cold you can always borrow it.' However, instead I said, 'I bring this jacket as a precaution: So if my shirt gets wet or dirty, I can cover it before encountering my lovely.'

But of course I now regret not having said what was on my mind.

Gery, I use the " ' " 's only 'cause require fewer keystrokes


With '...me. And...' Need one more stroke of the spacebar but couldn't do it 'cause of some sortuva software glitch....
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izzythepush
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 12:34 pm
@GeryCheese,
"Why do you always bring this jacket, even though you don't wear it?" she asked.

"I bring this jacket because you said you liked it. Because we bought it together, so it's something special for me. And... If you are cold, you can always wear this jacket," is what I meant to say, but instead I said, "I bring this jacket as a precaution, if my shirt gets wet or dirty, I can cover it with my jacket."

And now I regret not saying what was on my mind.

Other than punctuation and capital letters the only bits I've changed are those italicised. You're reporting speech, and speech is not always grammatically correct, what's important is that it sounds authentic, and it does.

Btw, ignore Dalehileman, he likes leading people astray on grammar threads, he doesn't use correct grammar himself, a lot of his posts are garbled and confusing. He uses his own peculiar acronyms and abbreviations and he thinks he's being funny.

dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 01:03 pm
@GeryCheese,
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Btw, ignore Dalehileman...leading people astray...doesn't use correct grammar... posts are garbled... peculiar acronyms and abbreviations ... thinks he's being funny.

Iz, you mean I'n not ?????

Yea Gery ! I keep tellin' 'em all, repeatedly, that if they don't like me they shouldn't read my postings
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 02:38 pm
@dalehileman,
You're not remotely funny.

And I keep telling you, I don't read your posts, but people learning English, who are often new to this forum, don't know you're full of ****.

You don't have to read my posts btw, and if you stop posting on EFL/grammar threads I'll stop telling people to ignore you.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 04:02 pm
@izzythepush,
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You're not remotely funny
How about relevantly
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 26 Mar, 2017 06:23 pm
@dalehileman,
The last time you said anything relevant Eisenhower was president.
GeryCheese
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2017 05:18 am
@layman,
Thanks layman, i appreciate it
GeryCheese
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2017 05:19 am
@izzythepush,
Thanks for the corrections, izzy, i appreciate it
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2017 05:50 am
@GeryCheese,
Thank you for taking the time, a lot of questioners get their answer and go. It's refreshing to come across someone polite.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 27 Mar, 2017 10:45 am
@izzythepush,
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The last time you said anything relevant Eisenhower was president
Why, thank you, Iz. So there's some hope yet
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