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    #1

    Smile help

    hello,
    i wanna know if its right to use "would" two times in a single sentence as in.."it would have taken a long time that i would have taken a nap"


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    It is possible, but your sentence is an absolute mess.

    How about:

    Stephen Hawking would know how long it would take for that star to become a black hole.

    How's that?

    Greg

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    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by vardhan View Post
    hello,
    I want to know if its right to use "would" two times in a single sentence as in.."it would have taken a long time that i would have taken a nap"
    Generally, you don't use "would" twice.
    It would have been a long time that I was napping.
    I would have been napping for a long time.
    I was napping for what would have been a long time.

    I would say I was napping for a long time.

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    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by dragn View Post
    It is possible, but your sentence is an absolute mess.

    How about:

    Stephen Hawking would know how long it would take for that star to become a black hole.

    How's that?

    Greg
    Yes, it's possible where it's necessary. But not in the context which I believe the OP wants to use it.


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    Re: help

    Yes, it's possible where it's necessary. But not in the context which I believe the OP wants to use it.
    You're right. It's not that I meant to just toss out something uselessly unrelated; it's just that I couldn't do much with the OP's original sentence because I was genuinely uncertain of the intended meaning.

    Greg

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    #6

    Re: help

    Quote Originally Posted by vardhan View Post
    Hello,
    I would like to know if its right to use...
    Please try to pose your questions in English, not in slang/text speak.

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