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    Are the verbs in the following sentence correct?

    All the way home he was planning his tactics, how he would break the news to her, how he would speak in puzzles until she would ask him to let her have the whole story.

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    Re: verbs

    They are not incorrect, but instead of "let her have" I'd suggest "tell her."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: verbs

    Quote Originally Posted by svetik View Post
    Are the verbs in the following sentence correct?

    All the way home he was planning his tactics, how he would break the news to her, how he would speak in puzzles until she asked him to let her have the whole story.
    I'd express it as above.

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