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    you would know made it??

    "She moved forward, put her arms around and kissed him,because the record had got to that bit which,if you knew the record,2)you would know made it impossible not to do this."

    I have a question about 2), is it OK with "you would know made it"?

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    Re: you would know made it??

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "She moved forward, put her arms around and kissed him,because the record had got to that bit which,if you knew the record,2)you would know made it impossible not to do this."

    I have a question about 2), is it OK with "you would know made it"?
    It's just about possible, and you might hear it in unstructured conversation, but it's very convoluted.

    It might be a little clearer as:

    She moved forward, put her arms around him and kissed him, because the record had got to that bit which you would know made it impossible not to do this, if you knew the record.

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    Re: you would know made it??

    I think in writing it would look better if it was written like this (using dashes):
    She moved forward, put her arms around and kissed him, because the record had got to that bit which — if you knew the record, you would know — made it impossible not to do this.

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    Re: you would know made it??

    That is clear, but it is slightly different from the original. A slightly simplified version might show what I mean:

    In the original it is: the part of the record that you know made it impossible..., [the part of the record you know be the inevitable cause of embracing and kissing]
    not :
    the part of the record that (as you know) made it impossible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    That is clear, but it is slightly different from the original. A slightly simplified version might show what I mean:

    In the original it is: the part of the record that you know made it impossible..., [the part of the record you know be the inevitable cause of embracing and kissing]
    not :
    the part of the record that (as you know) made it impossible...
    Yeah, that makes a difference now.

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    Re: you would know made it??

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "She moved forward, put her arms around and kissed him,because the record had got to that bit which,if you knew the record,2)you would know made it impossible not to do this."

    I have a question about 2), is it OK with "you would know made it"?
    Why repeat "know" so many times?

    How about "She moved forward, put her arms around and kissed him,because the record had got to that bit which,if you knew the record, made it impossible not to do this."?

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    Re: you would know made it??

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Why repeat "know" so many times?

    How about "She moved forward, put her arms around and kissed him,because the record had got to that bit which,if you knew the record, made it impossible not to do this."?
    Yes. But the thing is that this passage is an extract from a book.

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    Re: you would know made it??

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Yes. But the thing is that this passage is an extract from a book.
    Then tell us at the start, so that we don't waste time trying to help you improve the clarity.


    I said on my first post, "It's just about possible, and you might hear it in unstructured conversation, but it's very convoluted." That remains true, whether it's in a book, a film or real life.

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