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a***@gmail.com
2020-01-11 04:44:09 UTC
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1) They had a dangerous trip, but got back fine.
2) They had a dangerous trip, but got back alright.

3) They had a dangerous trip, but are back fine.
4) They had a dangerous trip, but are back alright.

Which of the above sentences are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?

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Athel Cornish-Bowden
2020-01-11 08:25:29 UTC
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1) They had a dangerous trip, but got back fine.
2) They had a dangerous trip, but got back alright.
3) They had a dangerous trip, but are back fine.
4) They had a dangerous trip, but are back alright.
Which of the above sentences are grammatical?
None (and I'm not counting "alright" for "all right")
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Which are idiomatic?
All, but 3 sounds a bit odd.
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Peter T. Daniels
2020-01-11 14:38:30 UTC
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1) They had a dangerous trip, but got back fine.
2) They had a dangerous trip, but got back alright.
Both are fine (except for the misspelling)
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3) They had a dangerous trip, but are back fine.
4) They had a dangerous trip, but are back alright.
Both are weird.
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Which of the above sentences are grammatical?
Which are idiomatic?
None may have the comma, except in England, because it separates the
second verb from the subject. (In England they don't care about that
rule, it appears from formal edited prose.)

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