Re: How should I say this?
The Beatles wouldn't have been The Beatles if they hadn't written their songs in English.
Originally Posted by Nicky_K
The Beatles don't exist any more so I wouldn't start the sentence with "The Beatles wouldn't be The Beatles" as that suggests the present. They existed in the past. If it were now 1965, I might say "The Beatles wouldn't be The Beatles if they didn't write their songs in English".
Using "not in English" is a difficult construction to fit into this sentence.
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