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    Question Is this sentence correct?

    Hello!

    "Each time she did it right, the man gave her a slice of banana.".

    I thinks it should be or it's better to be "..., the man would give...".

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Is this sentence correct?

    Hello!

    "Each time Whenever she did it right, the man gave her a slice of banana.".

    I thinks think it should be or it's better to be "..., the man would give...". No, it changes the meaning of the sentence:Whenever she did it right, the man would give…” - She has not yet received any bananas as she has not done it right so far.

    Or in the past: - “If
    she had done it right, the man would have given….. - She did it not right and she has no chance any more to get any bananas.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by royal999 View Post
    "Each time she did it right, the man gave her a slice of banana.".
    That is acceptable.

    I thinks it should be or it's better to be "..., the man would give...".
    That form is also acceptable. It's neither better nor worse.
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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by februar View Post
    "Each time Whenever she did it right, the man gave her a slice of banana.".

    I thinks think it should be or it's better to be "..., the man would give...". No, it changes the meaning of the sentence:Whenever she did it right, the man would give…” - She has not yet received any bananas as she has not done it right so far.
    No. royal's original sentence is fine. 'Would can' be used for things that happened regularly in the past.

    You are confusing this with the hypothetical 'If she did it right, the man would give ...'. Depending on the context, this could mean that shes does not (present/general) or is unlikely to (future) do it right. It can also mean, in the right context, something very similar to the original sentene.

    ps. Please use a darker colour for your responses. I found your yellow hard to read.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    "thinks" was a typo and thank you for correction.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    No. royal's original sentence is fine. 'Would can' be used for things that happened regularly in the past.

    You are confusing this with the hypothetical 'If she did it right, the man would give ...'. Depending on the context, this could mean that shes does not (present/general) or is unlikely to (future) do it right. It can also mean, in the right context, something very similar to the original sentene.

    ps. Please use a darker colour for your responses. I found your yellow hard to read.

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    Thank you 5jj – you are dead right. Hm, I seem to need a break.

    Another thing: I’ll use a dark color for my responses in the future, but one of us must be color blind – I used wine red for my sentences, not yellow. Actually, it is quite a dark color.

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    Re: Is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by februar View Post
    but one of us must be color blind – I used wine red for my sentences, not yellow.
    Actually, I am.

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