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    #1

    were/weren't for

    If it.......... the children, the life would be so tedious

    A. were for
    B. weren't for

    The answer page here is tore so I can't provide you with the correct answer. I think B is the right one here but somehow the meaning gets rather weird. I would have gone with A but it's just that I have never heard of a conditional sentence that begin with "if it were for". So which one is correct guys?

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    #2

    Re: were/weren't for

    Quote Originally Posted by vkhu View Post

    The answer page here is torn . . .
    As you thought, B is correct.

    Did the book really say 'the life' rather than just 'life', and fail to end the sentence with a full stop?

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    #3

    Re: were/weren't for

    You're right- the correct answer is B. It means Without the children, life would be so tedious.

    I would not put the definite article before life. I am not sure whether there should be one before children- if the person is speaking in general, then it's better without the, but if the person is speaking about their children, then it's fine.

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