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    Please,check this sentence...
    If you had been practised a lot, you would have the degree now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Please,check this sentence...
    If you had been practised a lot, you would have the degree now.
    Thanks!
    Hi,
    If you had practiced a lot, you would have had a degree now. (It's a third conditional sentence)

    I'm not a teacher nor a native English speaker.

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    Default Re: ' If ' clause

    The sentence sounds strange - one doesn't normally practise for a degree. These are more natural.

    If you had studied more, you would have your degree now.
    If you had studied more, you would have got your degree by now.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 16-Nov-2013 at 10:40. Reason: blunder corrected

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    one doesn't normally practise for a degree.
    Maybe as a craftsman he practises a lot to have a degree in craft. I mean by doing some physical works, designing things all day long to make a thing.

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    You don't have a degree in a craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    You don't have a degree in a craft.
    I myself don't have but why it is incorrect to say a degree in a craft?
    In art schools many students go there to study and practice to have a degree in it.

    Like this example: Applicants must have a degree in Engineering.

    Isn't it?

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    OK, it is possible these days to get a craft degree.

    I wouldn't call a degree in Engineering a craft degree, though.

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    Thanks a lot.
    Your help is very important for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    The sentence sounds strange - one doesn't normally practise for a degree. These are mor natural.

    If you had studied more, you would have your degree now.
    If you had studied more, you have got your degree by now.
    Did you leave out a word in your second example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Did you leave out a word in your second example?


    Thanks. I have now corrected it.

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