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    #1

    is this sentence all right?

    "There were two restrictions placed on me during a visit. first, i could not go anywhere in the hosital without McDonald's personnel as well as hospital personnel. That way, if i were to walk into a room and frighten a child, there was someone there to deal with the issue immediately."

    i doubt if the sentence should be like "if i were to walk into a room and frighten a child, there would be someone there to deal with the issue immediately.

    thank you!

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    #2

    Re: is this sentence all right?

    I think both forms are OK.

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    #3

    Re: is this sentence all right?

    Quote Originally Posted by hooootdog View Post
    "There were two restrictions placed on me during a visit. first, i could not go anywhere in the hosital without McDonald's personnel as well as hospital personnel. That way, if i were to walk into a room and frighten a child, there was someone there to deal with the issue immediately."
    If I were to walk into a room and frighten a child, Ronald McDonald would jump out of a closet with a Happy Meal, thus beginning the child on the endless path of eating fatty foods as a comforter.
    R.

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