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    if only

    If only my boss hasn't wanted me to work all day long.
    Is it ever possible to use present perfect following if only?
    Last edited by beachboy; 09-Sep-2011 at 12:56.

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    Re: if only

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    If only my boss hasn't wanted me to work all day long.
    Is it ever possible to use present perfect followed by if only?
    Do not ever use present tense after "if only". "has wanted" is present tense.

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    Re: if only

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    If only my boss hasn't wanted me to work all day long.
    Is it ever possible to use present perfect followed by if only?
    No, you can't use "if only" with the present perfect like this. (As least, I can't think of any context in which it's possible).

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    Re: if only

    Quote Originally Posted by Afit View Post
    Do not ever use present tense after "if only". "has wanted" is present tense.
    "Has wanted" is present tense? Have you heard of the present perfect? You have been asked more than once to state that you aren't a teacher.

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