Student or Learner
A) I had wanted/planned to go to her house but could go due to some personal problems.
Is it essential to use HAD before wanted/planned or just using wanted/planned will also do.
and if 'HAD' has to be used here then 'WHY'.
B) I would belying if I said that I can explain this topic on the phone. ---is the sentence correct? if yes, why to use past tense after 'I would be lying if I' - is it a conditional sentence?
Last edited by rita_b; 24-Aug-2010 at 13:06.
I had wanted/ planned.........., but could NOT go...........
You use "had" to indicate past perfect. This is necessary to indicate a time prior to the time you were unable to go.