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    Helped Wanted Guest

    Need advise on the correct way of answering a Q again, thx!

    If a question ask:

    Would you like to be as clever as Leonardo da Vinci? Why or Why not?

    The answer to the first Q would be:

    Yes, I would. / No, I would not.

    The answer to the 2nd Q would be:

    This (is or was???) because I (will or would???) know everything without trying.

    Should I answer the 2nd question in present tense or past tense?
    Thanks very very much for helping again, teachers! :"(

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    This is because I would..... is the sequence of tenses I'd use.

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    A great many thanks for helping again, teacher Tdol! ^o^

    That means the answers below are also correct if I write:

    1. This is because if I were as clever as Leonardo, my parents would be very happy.

    2. This is because if someone did not understand sth, I could help him or them.

    3. Yes, I would. This is because I can get to know the names of all flowers and insects.

    4. THis is because if I could be as clever as Leonardo, I would be famous.

    5. Yes, I would. This is because Leonardo could do anything he want and he had the ability to be an artist, a doctor, etc.

    TTTTHHHHHHAAAAANNNNNKKKKKKSSSS for helping again and again! T_T

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    I'd change 3 to 'could'.

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    One beautiful word that says it all, "THANKS" again, teacher Tdol! ^o^

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    By the way, the word in your title should be 'advice', not 'advise'. :)

    I need advice, can you help me?

    I hope my colleagues can advise me on what to do next.

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    Thanks for correcting the mistake, teacher Shane!
    The word used in the title should be in the form of a "Noun", right? Thanks again! ^o^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    The word used in the title should be in the form of a "Noun", right?
    That is correct. :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    Thanks again! ^o^
    You're welcome. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    4. THis is because if I could be as clever as Leonardo, I would be famous.
    Try:
    • That is because if I were as clever as Leonardo I would be famous.


    Quote Originally Posted by Helped Wanted
    5. Yes, I would. This is because Leonardo could do anything he want and he had the ability to be an artist, a doctor, etc.
    Try:
    • Yes, I would. That is because Leonard could do anything he wanted to, and he had the ability to be an artist, a doctor, etc.


    What do you think?

    :)

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    Helped Wanted Guest
    Thanks for the options, teacher Ronbee! Could you give me some advise on the following answers too?

    Referring to the above Q again,

    Yes, I would like to be as clever as Leonardo because....

    1. ...I ( could or can????) get good results in my tests and exams.

    2. ...if you ( are or were????), people ( will or would???) like you more.

    Please help this confused dumb dumb Help Wanted! :"(

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