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    tenses and prepositions

    Hello,
    Can someone please clarify these doubts for me
    He aimed ____ the first rank (fill with a preposition)
    You must avail yourself____the oppurtunity(fill with preposition)
    If she ____(be) a princess, she would have married a king.(fill with the right tense of the verb "be")

    Thanks

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    Re: tenses and prepositions

    What are your doubts? Do you have any suppositions?

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    Re: tenses and prepositions

    He aimed ____ the first rank (at)
    You must avail yourself____the oppurtunity(no preposition)
    If she ____(be) a princess, she would have married a king. (were)
    Are my answers given within the brackets correct?
    If not, please correct it.
    Thanks,
    Er.S.M.M.Hanifa

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    Re: tenses and prepositions

    1. for
    2. of
    3. were

    not a teacher

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    Re: tenses and prepositions

    Quote Originally Posted by tedtmc View Post
    1. for
    2. of
    3. were

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    Yes, but 'had been' is also possible for 3. given that the second part of the sentence is in the past tense.
    If she had been a princess (at that time), she would have married a King. But she wasn't/hadn't been, so she didn't.

    Had she been a princess, she would have married a King.

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    Re: tenses and prepositions

    Agree with you, Raymott. Now, I think 'had been' is better. I just went along with the answer suggested.

    were - would
    had been - would have

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