A friend of mine had these sentences marked as gramatically incorrect, but I`m dubious, can an expert give their opinon please. It was an exercise to give the correct tense of the verb.
1) If it wasn`t for your help I wouldn`t have passed. ( teacher changed wasn`t for to hadn`t been).
2) No one saw me when I walked into the village. (marked incorrect but no alternative given)
3) You worry too much about things lately. (marked incorrect but no alternative given)
I know there are alternative tenses but are the given ones ones really wrong??
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by albertino; 29-Nov-2008 at 11:39.
Thanks you so much for your help and reply.
Sorry, but what's the problem with #2 as written?
If I'm writing about my need to sneak into the village (to rescue the princess from the evil king, perhaps) there's nothing wrong about saying my entrance was unnoticed.
With #3, I'd suggest "you've been worrying too much" as the alternative.
I rather prefer in # 3) you`ve been worrying , but glad it`s agreed that simple present is ok too!!
2) You both agree that it`s fine.
1) The typical mix up between was and were.
Thank you all so much. Great to have different opinions.