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I (try) to write a short story now. I (do) this for the last week , but I (not finish) yet . In fact, I (stop) writing a few years ago, so now it (not be) easy to start again.

grammar asked May 17 '12 at 14:36 Ahmed For-web New member

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I am trying to write a short story now.  I wrote this story last week,  but I haven't finished yet.  In fact, I stopped writing a few years ago, so now it is not easy to start again.

link comment answered May 17 '12 at 14:58 sanjay Expert
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Now says it to be present tense, while "for + time" to be present perfect continuous, yet to be present perfect, ago - past simple.

 

I am trying to write a short story now. I have been doing this for last week, but I have not finished it yet. In fact, I stopped writing a few years ago, so now it is not easy to start again.

link comment answered May 17 '12 at 16:03 Rahul Gupta Expert
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I have been trying to write a short story for a week now, but I have not been able to finish it. I stopped writing over a year ago, and it has been difficult to restart.

 

There are several different ways of phrasing this....

"I have been trying to write" could be "I have been writing"

"I have not been able" could be "I am unable"

"restart" could be "begin again" or "start again"

 

Those are just a few possible changes, but I think this suggestion fits your needs.

link comment answered May 18 '12 at 02:01 Tony Proano Expert

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