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    Some phrases with conditionals

    I have some phrases to do, and I'm just asking to correct my answers in case they are wrong, because some of these phrases are confusing to me.
    My answers are in bold, the rest is given;

    1. Tara cancelled the picnic because it was raining.(the condition is: "complete the second sentence so that it's got the same meaning as the first")
    If it
    hadn't been raining, Tara wouldn't have cancelled the picnic.
    2. Nancy wanted to watch her favorite TV show, but she had a test the next day.
    Nancy would
    've watched her favorite TV show if she didn't have the test the next day.

    Condition: "complete the sentence with the correct form of the verbs"
    1. I didn't know it was Clara's birthday. I wish someone had told me. (tell)
    2. I wish I knew about Tom's accident last week, but nobody told me anything.

    Another:
    1. I'm sorry that I didn't invite Pam to the party.
    I wish
    I invited Pam.

    Should it be "had invited"?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by flocosix; 17-Jan-2012 at 09:52.

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    Re: Some phrases with conditionals

    Hi!

    I am no teacher!

    A suggestion: Nancy would've watched her favourite TV show if she hadn't prepared for her test the next day.

    Don't know if it's better - but i would have done it that way...

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    Re: Some phrases with conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by flocosix View Post
    1. Tara cancelled the picnic because it was raining.(f it hadn't been raining, Tara wouldn't have cancelled the picnic.
    2. Nancy wanted to watch her favorite TV show, but she had a test the next day.
    Nancy would've watched her favorite TV show if she didn't have hadn't had the test the next day.
    It's usual to write 'would have' in full.

    Condition: "complete the sentence with the correct form of the verbs"
    1. I didn't know it was Clara's birthday. I wish someone had told me. (tell)
    2. I wish I knew had known about Tom's accident last week, but nobody told me anything.

    Another:
    1. I'm sorry that I didn't invite Pam to the party.
    I wish I invited Pam. X

    Should it be "had invited"? Yes
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    Re: Some phrases with conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by flocosix View Post
    I have some phrases to do, and I'm just asking to correct my answers in case they are wrong, because some of these phrases are confusing to me.
    My answers are in bold, the rest is given;

    1. Tara cancelled the picnic because it was raining.(the condition is: "complete the second sentence so that it's got the same meaning as the first")
    If it
    hadn't been raining, Tara wouldn't have cancelled the picnic. OK.
    2. Nancy wanted to watch her favorite TV show, but she had a test the next day.
    Nancy would
    have watched her favorite TV show if she hadn't had a test the next day.

    Condition: "complete the sentence with the correct form of the verbs"
    1. I didn't know it was Clara's birthday. I wish someone had told me. (tell) OK.
    2. I wish I had known about Tom's accident last week, but nobody told me anything.

    Another:
    1. I'm sorry that I didn't invite Pam to the party.
    I wish
    I invited Pam.

    Should it be "had invited"? Yes.

    Thank you.
    Bhai.

    Edit: 5jj got there first this time.

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    Re: Some phrases with conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    Hi!

    I am not a teacher!

    A suggestion: Nancy would've watched her favourite TV show if she hadn't prepared for her test the next day.

    Don't know if it's better - but I would have done it that way...
    There is no mention of Tara preparing for her test in the original sentence so it would be inappropriate to suddenly bring it in for the rewritten sentence.

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