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    Question about subjunctive

    Hello everyone, there is a sentence i have no idea if it has been used correctly. please help me.

    'if there were no quiz in school, students would hardly make progress in study because they don't know how well they have learned.'

    I have no problem with the first half of the sentence, but i am not sure about the after BECAUSE part, i suppose 'they don't know how well they have learned.' shuould be written in subjunctive? so what will the whole sentence be?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: about subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by soilboy View Post
    Hello everyone, there is a sentence i have no idea if it has been used correctly. please help me.

    'If there were no quiz in school, students would hardly make progress in study because they don't know how well they have learned.'

    I have no problem with the first half of the sentence, but I am not sure about the after BECAUSE part, I suppose 'they don't know how well they have learned.' should be written in subjunctive? so what will the whole sentence be?

    Many thanks.
    Where did you find that sentence?

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    Re: about subjunctive

    Actually, it's from my friend's essay, I believe there is something wrong with that sentence.

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    Re: about subjunctive

    anybody knows?

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    Re: about subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by soilboy View Post
    Does anybody know?
    Your friend's teacher will correct his/her essay in due course.

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    Re: about subjunctive

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,


    Since I also love quizzes in class, may I suggest a possible answer to your sentence?

    "If there were no quizzes at school, students would hardly makes progress in their studies because they would not

    know how much they had learned."



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    Re: about subjunctive

    It's seems likely IMO that test or exams should be used instead of quiz as it sounds like assessment.

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    Re: about subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    It's seems likely IMO that test or exams should be used instead of quiz as it sounds like assessment.
    I believe that an AmE quiz is a BrE test.

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    Re: about subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello,


    Since I also love quizzes in class, may I suggest a possible answer to your sentence?

    "If there were no quizzes at school, students would hardly makes progress in their studies because they would not

    know how much they had learned."



    James
    I think this is a better one.

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    #10

    Re: about subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by soilboy View Post
    Hello everyone, there is a sentence and I have no idea if it has been used correctly. please help me.

    'if there were no quiz in school, students would hardly make progress in study because they don't know how well they have learned.'

    I have no problem with the first half of the sentence, but I am not sure about the after BECAUSE part. I suppose 'they don't know how well they have learned' shuould should be written in subjunctive. So what will the whole sentence be?

    Many thanks.
    Please remember to capitalise the word "I" at all times. Also capitalise the first letter of every sentence.

    Can you tell us how you would write "they don't know how well they have learned" in the subjunctive.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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