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    If you had to guess...

    Hi,

    The following sentence I heard from a native speaker. I am not sure whether I got it right.

    ‘If you had to guess, what would the price of this equipment have been 2 years ago?’

    Thanks,

    MG.

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    Re: If you had to guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    The following sentence I heard from a native speaker. I am not sure whether I got it right.

    ‘If you had to guess, what would the price of this equipment have been 2 years ago?’

    Thanks,

    MG.
    Sounds fine to me.

    buggles (not a teacher)

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    Re: If you had to guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    The following sentence I heard from a native speaker. I am not sure whether I got it right.

    ‘If you had to guess, what would the price of this equipment have been 2 years ago?’

    Thanks,

    MG.
    Even though I'm not a native English speaker (or maybe because I'm not), and even though it sounds right to me (at leastin the context of a conversation), I think I would have said "If you had to guess, what would you say was tha price of this equipment 2 years ago?"

    Hope it helps

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    Re: If you had to guess...

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    Even though I'm not a native English speaker (or maybe because I'm not), and even though it sounds right to me (at leastin the context of a conversation), I think I would have said "If you had to guess, what would you say was tha price of this equipment 2 years ago?"

    Hope it helps
    I agree.

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