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    Wish and If

    Hi, today I have one question about verb used in wish and if clause.

    A lot of people wish that there are more hours in a day, they can do more things. If a day had 28 hours, they think, "oh I can do a lot of things."

    Are the verb in bold correct?

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    #2

    Re: Wish and If

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs.Almost View Post
    Hi, today I have one question about verb used in wish and if clause.

    A lot of people wish that there were more hours in a day, so that they could do more things. They think, "If a day had 28 hours I could do a lot of things."

    Are the verb in bold correct?
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    #3

    Re: Wish and If

    Are the were and the had the past subjuncitve form of the verbs to be and to have? Thanks

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    #4

    Re: Wish and If

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab
    They think, "If a day had 28 hours, I could do a lot of things."
    Don't forget the comma.

    Cheers!

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    #5

    Re: Wish and If

    The comma is not necessary.

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    #6

    Re: Wish and If

    Yep. 'were, could, had' Past Subjunctive.

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    #7

    Re: Wish and If

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    The comma is not necessary.

    Rover
    It is, because the sentence starts with the if-clause.
    If a sentence starts with the main clause, a comma is not necessary.
    I could do a lot of things if a day had 28 hours.
    If a day had 28 hours, I could do a lot of things.
    I do it if I like it.
    If I like it, I do it.
    I will pass the exams if I learn.
    If I learn, I will pass the exams.




    Cheers!

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    #8

    Re: Wish and If

    /A learner/

    I'll keep writing the sentence this way below

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    hey think,'If a day had 28 hours I could do a lot more things.'

    Illiterate or not, I like it.

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    #9

    Re: Wish and If

    Okay, then take it or leave it, but don't wonder when other people will keep correcting your sentences.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Wish and If

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare85 View Post
    Okay, then take it or leave it, but don't wonder when other people will keep correcting your sentences.

    Cheers!
    OK, I will not be wondering if the other people correct my sentences.

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