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Post time 2012-8-14 12:35:08 |Display all floors
i decided it was high time we camped and it would soon be dark so i turned the shore...
whats wrong with the sentence above? ambiguity? fused structure? redundancy? or parrallel structure..

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Post time 2012-8-14 17:28:09 |Display all floors
But I can not help you now,good by!

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Post time 2012-8-14 22:43:40 |Display all floors
哪里来的句子?你怎么理解它在说什么?问题很多,你不觉得吗?

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Post time 2012-8-15 14:19:57 |Display all floors
i decided it was high time we camped (out) and it would soon be dark so i turned (to) the shore...

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Post time 2012-8-16 04:44:27 |Display all floors
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i decided it was high time we camped (out) and it would soon be dark so i turned (to) the shore...

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Post time 2012-8-16 10:51:13 |Display all floors
Rather than "i decided it was high time we camped and it would soon be dark so i turned the shore"

It should properly read: "I decided that it was high time that we were encamped as it would soon be dark, I turned from the shore"

An Alternative is"

"I decided that it was high time (that*) we set up camp as it would soon be dark, I turned from the shore"

(that*) is optional, depending on the level of formality required.

Your original structure has problems with ambiguity, also with tenses, decided = past tense,  camped is past tense, high time is present tense, turned is past tense so you end up with a mix of tenses that lead to confusion.

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Post time 2012-8-17 08:33:28 |Display all floors
This post was edited by jl2315 at 2012-8-16 19:34
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high time is present tense
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