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    Smile I would just as soon ....

    Hi,

    I would just as soon we ______ tonight.
    (A) don't go (B) wouldn't go (C) didn't go (D) hadn't gone
    The given answer is (C).
    How about (B) and (D)?

    I can find on Google books a good deal of examples in which would + (not) do something and had + (not) done something are used, but I'd like to have comments from native English speakers on here.

    And when a native English speaker uses this construction, are there differences in writing and daily conversation?



    Sincerely,

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    Re: I would just as soon ....

    Bump .... =|


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    Re: I would just as soon ....

    Quote Originally Posted by outofdejavu View Post
    The given answer is (C).
    How about (B) and (D)?

    I can find on Google books a good deal of examples in which would + (not) do something and had + (not) done something are used, but I'd like to have comments from native English speakers on here.

    And when a native English speaker uses this construction, are there differences in writing and daily conversation?
    I think (A) is possible in casual speech, along with "I'd just as soon we not go."

    (D) doesn't make any sense, because there's no meaning in "I hope I can avoid doing something I have already done."

    We don't use (B) but I don't know why.

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