the time that I was not sick

Reply Tue 14 Aug, 2018 09:22 pm
How are you?

If someone said,
'I would like to go back to the time that I was not sick.'

I'd think that sounds weird and that it would be much better if it was,
'I would like to go back to the time WHEN I was not sick.'

Did I get it right?
I would have no doubt about it if I hadn't run into these.
Let me show you some expressions which include 'the time that S V'

1. From the time that I was a child, I loved interacting with people.

2. I never thought I'd be unfaithful. The whole time that we were kissing, I kept thinking - Why don't I feel guilty?

3. This brings me back to the time that I was a Sunday School teacher in the First Presbyterian Church in Astoria, Long Island, New York.
( From a book 'I flunked Santa Cluas' by Joyce Holsclaw )

Are these just very rare examples people usually wouldn't use?
I wish you tell me these are, strictly speaking, all wrong so I don't need to care.

Thank you for reading.
Any comments will be greatly appreciated.
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 0 • Views: 428 • Replies: 0
No top replies


  1. Forums
  2. » the time that I was not sick
Copyright © 2022 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.02 seconds on 09/25/2022 at 03:02:12