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    #1

    Didn't / Hadn't / Haven't

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?
    1. I would be playing basketball by now if I hadnít slacked off.
    2. I would be playing basketball by now if I haven't slacked off.
    3. I would be playing basketball by now if I didnít slack off.

    4. I would read more if I didn't have a TV.
    5. I would read more if I hadn't had a TV. (Is this wrong? is it because if you're talking about the past, it should be 'I would have read more if I hadn't had a TV.'? )
    6. I would read more if I haven't had a TV.
    Last edited by jack; 30-Nov-2004 at 22:16.

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    #2

    Re: Didn't / Hadn't / Haven't

    1 & 3 are correct. 1- past action, present result.
    3 imaginary present



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    #3

    Re: Didn't / Hadn't / Haven't

    Thanks.


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    #4

    Re: Didn't / Hadn't / Haven't


    2. I would be playing basketball by now if I haven't slacked off.

    I know this one is incorrect, but could you explain to me about what it means? So I can understand why it is incorrect. Thanks.


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    #5

    Re: Didn't / Hadn't / Haven't

    Are these correct? What do they mean?
    1. I could have done that myself if I knew what to do.
    2. I could have done that myself if I had known what to do.

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