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    #1

    She did know his phone number, otherwise she would phone / would have phoned him.

    1. She did know his phone number, otherwise she would have phoned him.

    2. She did know his phone number, otherwise, she would phone him.

    Which sentence is correctly phrased? I think sentence 1 is correct. Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: She did know his phone number, otherwise she would phone / would have phoned him.

    Neither is possible. 'Otherwise' requires a 'not' in the first clause.

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    #3

    Re: She did know his phone number, otherwise she would phone / would have phoned him.

    Thanks, Fivejedjon. The 'not' has been advertantly left out.

    1. She did not know his phone number, otherwise she would have phoned him.

    2. She did not know his phone number, otherwise, she would phone him.

    Which sentence is correctly phrased? I think sentence 1 is. Am I correct?

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    #4

    Re: She did know his phone number, otherwise she would phone / would have phoned him.

    They're both grammatically correct. They mean different things.

    (I would use "call" as the verb instead of "phone.")

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    #5

    Re: She did know his phone number, otherwise she would phone / would have phoned him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    The 'not' has been inadvertantly left out.

    1. She did not know his phone number, otherwise she would have phoned him.
    2. She did not know his phone number, otherwise, she would phone him.

    Which sentence is correctly phrased? I think sentence 1 is. Am I correct?
    Yes.

    #2 would be: She does not know his phone number; otherwise she would phone him.

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