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Post by navi » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:58 am

Which of the following are correct:

1) The bus arrived needs repairs.
2) The bus just arrived needs repairs.

3) The bus arrived from London needs repairs.
4) The bus just arrived from London needs repairs.

Gratefully,
Navi
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Re: arrived

Post by Phil White » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:44 pm

4 is the only one that I can imagine anyone saying. No idea why the others should be/sound wrong.
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Re: arrived

Post by trolley » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:12 pm

All four sound a little askew to my ears. I think I'd probably be more likely to hear:
The bus that (which?) just arrived from London needs repairs
or
The bus, just arrived from London, is in need of repair.
or
The bus just arrived from London and needs repairing
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