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    #1

    my son will recover from his cold soon.

    Won't you say "...from a cold"? It sounds awakward to me, but I'm not sure if it's perfectly okay. It's from an English workbook written by alledgedly Koreans.

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    ex)I hope my son will recover from his cold soon.

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    #2

    Re: my son will recover from his cold soon.

    It's fine.

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    Re: my son will recover from his cold soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Wouldn't* you say "...from a cold"? It sounds awakward to me, but I'm not sure if it's perfectly okay. It's from an English workbook allegedly written by Koreans.

    gibo114
    ex)I hope my son will recover from his cold soon.
    The quote is correct. If he has a cold, it's his cold.

    *I hope all those discussions about "would" haven't been in vain.

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    Re: my son will recover from his cold soon.

    I would say I would have said "Wouldn't you" in the beginning with more confidence, but with not enough confidence, I failed. I think I would be able to use more "would" in the future.

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    Re: my son will recover from his cold soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    I would say I would have said "Wouldn't you" in the beginning with more confidence, but with not enough confidence, I failed. I think I would be able to use more "would" in the future.
    I'd change one of those to will.

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    Re: my son will recover from his cold soon.

    I think I will be able to use more "would" in the future.
    Wow! "would" would seem to be the highest mountain in the English Himalayas!!!

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    #7

    Re: my son will recover from his cold soon.

    Maybe it's more like K2- not as high as Everest but much harder to climb.

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