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    hello ı need some help please wıth englısh grammar

    If he would inherit some money, he would buy a house.

    can you please Correct and say what rules are broken. many thanks . thıs ıs the only one ı cant explaın ıt.

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    Re: hello ı need some help please wıth englısh grammar

    I see nothing wrong with the sentence, but your request could use some capitalization, removal of same, an apostrophe and a question mark.

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    Re: hello ı need some help please wıth englısh grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    I see nothing wrong with the sentence, but your request could use some capitalization, removal of same, an apostrophe and a question mark.
    Bill, the repetition of 'would' doesn't bother you? I'm not saying that 'would' cannot be used in an if-clause (it can be), but here it seems strange to me.
    My version would be 'If he inherited some money, he would buy a house' meaning 'I don't expect that he will inherit some money, but if he did, he would buy a house'.

    Is 'would' acceptable to you in if-clauses outside of polite requests like these?

    If you wouldn't mind filling in this form before you go, you can leave it with reception.
    If you would take a seat, the doctor will see you in five minutes.
    If you wouldn't mind taking a seat, the doctor will see you in five minutes.
    If you'd be so kind as to take a seat, the consultant will see you in five minutes.

    (BBC World Service | Learning English | Learn it)
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 24-Dec-2012 at 03:09.

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    Re: hello ı need some help please wıth englısh grammar

    thanks for information. ıt helped very much.

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