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    It will be nice if he did.

    I was watching an interview on BBC world news where a host asks an interviewee, "Do you think that David Cameroon ought to be doing a better job of putting Falk lander's case? " The interviewee replies, " It will be nice if he did". I was just wanted to know if the interviewee uses the correct tense. Shouldn't he have said , "It will be nice if he does"?
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    Re: It will be nice if he did.

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    I was watching an interview on BBC world news where a host asks an interviewee, "Do you think that David Cameroon ought to be doing a better job of putting Falk lander's case? " The interviewee replies, " It will be nice if he did". I was just wanted to know if the interviewee uses the correct tense. Shouldn't he have said , "It will be nice if he does"?
    It was a mistake, they often happen in speech.

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    Re: It will be nice if he did.

    Quote Originally Posted by aachu View Post
    I was watching an interview on BBC world news where a host asks an interviewee, "Do you think that David Cameron ought to be doing a better job of putting Falklander's case? " The interviewee replies, " It will be nice if he did". I was just wanted to know if the interviewee uses the correct tense. Shouldn't he have said , "It will be nice if he does"?
    Was the "It will" very clear? I only ask because if he actually said "It'd" (It would), it's easier for that to sound like "It'll" (It will).

    "It'd be nice if he did" is absolutely fine.

    I also wonder if the interviewer wasn't a native speaker, or if there is simply a word missing from your text. The question should read "Do you think that David Cameron ought to be doing a better job of putting the Falklanders' case?"

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