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  1. aachu's Avatar
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    You would be better off

    "You would be better off taking the train instead of walking". Does this sentence mean, "It would have been better, had you taken the train instead of driving"? or "It will be better if you take the train instead of driving"...Meanings are insignificant. I just want to know the tense in the sentence.

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    Re: You would be better off

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    "You would be better off taking the train instead of walking driving".
    Depending on the context, this could be advice for a general pattern of behaviour, or for one specific future trip.

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    Re: You would be better off

    Right. I heard a person say, "England pretty much played full strength today, though public opinion would say that they would be better off experimenting with R.Bopara instead of Morgan". What does he mean by that?

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    Re: You would be better off

    It would be to their advantage if they experimented (in the future) with A instead of B.

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