Is this sentence correct ? Before I was going to  say something he left .?

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  • 2 months ago

    No. Before I was going to say something, he left.

  • 2 months ago

    "I was going to say something, but he had already left ".or.

    "He left before I was able to say something".

    Your way is not right. You phrasing makes it sound like he left before you had the thought to say something. But you  still  can be understood.

    Source(s): NAtive American English speaker
  • John P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    If the situation was rather hurried, and he departed almost in the middle of a conversation (possibly an angry conversation) then that idea would be expressed as: "He left before I could say  anything". Certainly "...before I was going to say something...." is nowhere near good British English.

  • HMFan
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    “I was going to say something but he left.”

    “I was going to say something but he left before I could.”

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    To my assumption, the pattern should be ..... Before I had gone to say something he left.The sentence is also used another way. I had gone to say something before the left.

  • 2 months ago

    It sounds very odd. What it says is that AFTER he left, you started to be going to say something. It wasn't until after he had gone that you thought of saying something.

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    As it is written there, you need a commar after the word something.

    But it would be better if you said ..

    Before I could say something, he left.

  • Zapata
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You must add a comma after "something" in order to make it correct.

  • 2 months ago

    Better to start with the subject/action, not a preposition.  Try 'He left before I..."  BTW, you might want to change "something" to a more specific reference.  EX:  He left before I was able to tell him to be home early.

  • 2 months ago

    No. 'Before I could say something, he left.'

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