Student or Learner
"It's nothing! I just thought that us girls should stick together."
"If it 1) wasn't for you they would have kicked me off the train. 2)I'd be out in the middle of nowhere sitting on my....................."
(Marilyn Monroe in a hilarious comedy "Some like it hot")
1) To be grammatically precise there should be "hadn't been for". Correct?
2) Wouldn't "I would have been" be more appropriate in this sentence? Did she use "I'd be" because she refered to it as a point in the unreal present at the moment of speaking not a point in the past?
Last edited by ostap77; 06-Jan-2011 at 11:37.