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    #1

    chance of our time being stretched could be / would be / was minimized

    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use "could be, would be, or was"?

    Sentence:
    I asked my girlfriend to read the schedule so that the chance of our time being stretched could be / would be / was minimized.


    Thanks

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    Re: chance of our time being stretched could be / would be / was minimized

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:
    Should I use "could be, would be, or was"?

    Sentence:
    I asked my girlfriend to read the schedule so that the chance of our time being stretched could be / would be / was minimized.


    Thanks
    Are you sure you mean to use the word "stretched" here? It sounds like you want your time together to be as little as possible. Or perhaps you both are wanting to leave as soon as possible. If that is the case, make it clearer through the use of different or additional words.

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    Re: chance of our time being stretched could be / would be / was minimized

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    Are you sure you mean to use the word "stretched" here? It sounds like you want your time together to be as little as possible. Or perhaps you both are wanting to leave as soon as possible. If that is the case, make it clearer through the use of different or additional words.
    [Are you sure you mean to use the word "stretched" here?]

    I would like to describe the word "stretched" using an example:

    I can produce my work perfectly if I have 10 mins to do it, and there're 10 mins for my work in my planning.
    However, when i do it, there are 8 mins only.
    Therefore, my time is stretched"
    Ie, less than can be allocated to a task




    [you both are wanting to leave as soon as possible.
    ]
    no

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    Re: chance of our time being stretched could be / would be / was minimized

    could be sounds correct, it seems to fit in the sentence.

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