I am writing a tech blog. In this blog, I am using an analogy to explain something. And the analogy has this story that begins in Spain. And there's a sentence I used to convey a part of that analogy but now I am not sure if that sentence is grammatically correct or not.

So what I actually want to convey to the readers of this blog is that I received a letter, I opened it but the language in which the letter was written was Spanish. And to convey that I wrote, When I opened the letter, it was written in Spanish.... I don't know why but it seems like it is incomplete. Is this sentence grammatically correct?

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When I opened the letter, it was written in Spanish…” Is it grammatically correct??

hmm, another one of those awkward sounding sentences. I suspect if I was to say it is not correct I will find someone who differs and the same if I say it is correct.

When I opened the letter, I found it was written in Spanish… Is how I would write this

CED; Found; past simple and past participle of find----find; verb (DISCOVER)

When I opened the letter, I discovered it was written in Spanish

A1 [ T ] to discover

  • Yes. Otherwise you could be saying the letter was written in another language right up to the time it was opened, when it magically changed to Spanish. Mar 8, 2021 at 7:24

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