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    #1

    experssing of unreal condition

    Dear teacher,

    Would you be kind enough to check out the plausibility of the following sentences?

    Why didn’t you go to room Nr.11? It is much more comfortable than this.
    We should have occupied it, if it had been vacant at 9, but it wasn’t.

    What a pity you didn’t turn on the TV, when the concert begin.
    I should have done it long ago, if you had asked me to, but you never did.

    I think it was a mistake that Nell didn’t try to enter he Polytechnical Institute!
    We would have thought of it, if she had been good at mathematics when at school, but she wasn’t.

    I think they expected you to take them sightseeing yesterday. Why didn’t you?
    They could have spoken to me about it in the morning, if they had wanted me to do it, but they didn’t say a word!

    Why didn’t you agree to stage this sketch with us? We needed your help so much.
    I would never have refused, if I had been able to, but I couldn’t, I was ill.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Exclamation Re: experssing of unreal condition

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Would you be kind enough to check out the plausibility of the following sentences?
    Why didnít you go to room Nr.11? It is much more comfortable than this.
    We should have occupied it, if it were (had been) vacant at 9, but it wasnít.

    What a pity you didnít turn on the TV, when the concert begin.
    I should have done it long ago, if you had asked me to, but you never did.Ok

    I think it was a mistake that Nell didnít try to enter the Polytechnical Institute.
    We would have thought of it, if she were (had been) good at mathematics when at school, but she wasnít.

    I think they expected you to take them sightseeing yesterday. Why didnít you?
    They could have spoken to me about it in the morning, if they had wanted me to do it, but they didnít say a word! Ok

    Why didnít you agree to stage this sketch with us? We needed your help so much.
    I would never have refused, if I was (had been) able to, but I couldnít, I was ill.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    #3

    Re: experssing of unreal condition

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Would you be kind enough to check out the plausibility of the following sentences?

    Why didn’t you go to room Nr.11? It is much more comfortable than this.
    We should/ would have occupied it, if it had been/ were vacant at 9, but it wasn’t.


    What a pity you didn’t turn on the TV, when the concert begin.
    I should/ would have done it long ago, if you had asked me to, but you never did.

    I think it was a mistake that Nell didn’t try to enter he Polytechnical Institute!
    We would/ should have thought of it, if she had been/ were good at mathematics when at school, but she wasn’t.

    I think they expected you to take them sightseeing yesterday. Why didn’t you?
    They could have spoken to me about it in the morning, if they had wanted me to do it, but they didn’t say a word!

    Why didn’t you agree to stage this sketch with us? We needed your help so much.
    I would never have refused, if I had been/ were (not was) able to, but I couldn’t, I was ill.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    NOT A TEACHER

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