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    Sentences - hypothetical questions

    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?


    1. Wouldn't you have required an ID to get throught at the gate, if you had come at the midnight?

    2. Wouldn't he have had to have two pieces of ID to enter into the hall?

    3. Wouldn't you have been arrested if you had entered it without permission?


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    MG.

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    Re: Sentences - hypothetical questions

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    Are the following sentences natural to a native ear?


    1. Wouldn't you have required an ID to get throught at the gate, if you had come at the midnight?

    2. Wouldn't he have had to have two pieces of ID to enter into the hall?

    3. Wouldn't you have been arrested if you had entered it without permission?


    Thanks,

    MG.
    Yes, they are good.
    (Enter already means 'go into'. You don't need an extra preposition.)

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    Re: Sentences - hypothetical questions

    I think Raymott will agree that the "the" before "midnight" should be deleted:

    ...if you had come at the midnight?

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    Re: Sentences - hypothetical questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Munch View Post
    I think Raymott will agree that the "the" before "midnight" should be deleted:

    ...if you had come at the midnight?
    Yes, I do agree.

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