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    since x if

    How can he learn this poem by heart if he can't remember his own name?
    Can I use since instead of if in this sentence?
    Last edited by beachboy; 29-Sep-2011 at 11:58.

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    Re: since x if

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    How can he learn this poem by heart if he can't rembember his own name?
    Can I use since instead of if in this sentence?
    It's possible, with a slightly different shade of meaning.

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    Re: since x if

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    How can he learn this poem by heart if he can't rembember his own name?
    Can I use since instead of if in this sentence?
    No. You could say, "Since he can't remember his own name, it's unlikely he'll be able to learn this poem by heart".

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    Re: since x if

    I understand why bhaisahab said 'No' . His suggested answer is certainly better than "How can he learn this poem by heart since he can't remember his own name?", but I think that this one is possible.

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    Re: since x if

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    I understand why bhaisahab said 'No' . His suggested answer is certainly better than "How can he learn this poem by heart since he can't remember his own name?", but I think that this one is possible.
    On reflection, I retract the "no" part of my answer, I'll say instead that I don't like it.

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