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    #1

    ''I had swap with you''

    Hello everybody,


    It's my first visit on this forum, so I'll introduce myself:
    I've been studying english for a couple of years now, I've even studied in America near Seattles (Lynwood - Edmond community college) and I think I'm actually good at it, but yet I'm far from fully mastering the language,
    Im 25 french boy named Anselme.

    Is:
    ''I had swap with you''
    A correct sentence?

    I was playing to a video game with friends and we were picking characters, I ''miss-clicked'' and ended up with the character that one of my friend wanted to play.
    Due to my failure I asked him to pick the hero that I wanted to play (in order to swap with him), he did not.
    Then I told him ''I had swap with you''

    Another friend told me that my sentence was incorrect, so here I am doubtful.



    Thanks in advance for the help you can bring to this case.

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    #2

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    Hello Anselme, and welcome to Using English.

    The word "swap" was the right word, but your sentence wasn't quite right.

    I will swap with you.
    or
    We can swap
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    Welcome to the forum sloul. I hope you like it here and find as much useful information as possible.

    I'm not a teacher.

    I don't think that your sentence is correct. I'm not even sure what you meant. Did you want your friend to swap the heroes with you? If so, then you would say, "We need to swap our heroes with each other" or "We have to switch our heroes" or "Swap your character with me".

    edit: Too late, Barb beat me to it.
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    Hey guyz, thanks for your answers.



    I was not asking my friend to swap. I told him the sentence afterward, I could have used
    ''I would have swap with you''
    instead I used
    ''I had swap with you''

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    #5

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    "I would have swap with you" is incorrect as well.

    It would help to know something - are you trying to use the word "swap" as a noun or a verb (it can be both)?

    If you were talking to your friend after you accidentally took the character he wanted, you could say:

    Oh no, I clicked the wrong button and we have accidentally swapped characters.
    Sorry, I took your character. Would you like to swap?
    Shall we swap?
    I would like to swap with you.
    Shall we do a swap?

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    #6

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    I'm using ''swap'' as a verb, I did not know it could be used as a noun.
    But there is a misunderstanding, I guess it's my fault, I did not try to tell him what to do but instead to explain him what was the reason I asked him to do it.

    Im goin to reproduce what happened (I should have started from that).



    We are 2 friends playing a video game, first phase is to pick a character from a list.
    My friend wants to pick x and I want to pick y
    Sadly, I missclick and get x
    Then I tell my friend to get y withtout explaining why.
    ''pick y''
    He doesn't react and instead he picks something else, let say j
    Since he doesn't pick y, we can't swap our picks to content both of us.
    Then I tell him - since I didn't explain him why he should have picked y -:
    ''I had swap with you'' -- if you would have picked y (implied)



    The misunderstanding part is that, with that sentence I did not try to give him any order, but just wanted him to aknowledge that we would have been able to swap our characters if he had follow up my suggestion.

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    #7

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    Then you wanted to say "I would have swapped with you."

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    #8

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    Ok thank you very much for your help

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    #9

    Re: ''I had swap with you''

    Quote Originally Posted by sloul View Post
    Ok thank you very much for your help
    I'm happy that we could finally help you. Your example shows how important context is when asking questions on the forum. When you simply gave a sentence or two, even with the information that it was about a video game, it was impossible for us to work out exactly what had happened. Once you posted the whole dialogue/exchange/situation, the answer was easy and quick.

    If you remember that in your future posts, it will be a pleasure to help you! Many other learners should take yours as an example of what we mean when we ask for context.

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