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    Default Some doubts

    Hi there,
    I want to know what the difference between
    "I haven't been told" and "I wasn't told"
    "I wouldn't know where is he" and " I don't want to know where is he "
    And one more thing
    is it correct to say"if he was taken steroids he could've been caught"
    Please correct me if there is a mistake
    and clarify my doubts.
    Thank you and your help is greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: Some doubts

    Welcome to the forum, msaeed.
    Quote Originally Posted by msaeed View Post
    iIs it correct to say,space"iIf he was taken steroids he could've been caught"?
    If he had taken steroids he could have been caught.

    We'll deal with one question at a time. In future, please ask separate questions in separate threads. Thank you.

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    Thank you
    I will write questions in separate threads

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    Default Re: Some doubts

    Quote Originally Posted by msaeed View Post
    I want to know what the difference between
    "I haven't been told" and "I wasn't told"
    In the first, the speaker is saying that s/he has not been told something in the time period leading up to the present. In the second, the not-being-told is located in a past time.

    If the not-being-told is located in the recent past, there may in practice be little difference in meaning between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msaeed View Post
    "I wouldn't know where is he" and " I don't want to know where is he "
    Depending on the context, the first may have a meaning similar to 'I don't know where he is'. The second indicates a lack of desire to know.

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