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    Good (night/morning/afternoon). My question is concerning two sentences: the first one "Would I have had the money I would have bought a new suit " and the second one "If I had had the money, I would have bought a new suit". I would like to ask you what differences in use are between them (which you can hear) and is that only about frequency(/poetry)?
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    Re: Your common sense is being called...

    Quote Originally Posted by bureaucracy View Post
    I would like to ask you what differences in use are between them (which you can hear) and is that only about frequency(/poetry)
    If I had the money, I would buy a new suit.
    If I had had the money, I would have bought a new suit.
    Would I have had the money I would have bought a new suit.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 29-Jun-2013 at 15:45.
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    Re: Your common sense is being called...

    Hmm. The last one seems to be grammatically agreeable... Why is that not correct? (I am sorry if I am asking unquestionable questions here, but if that's the case, just tell me).

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    Re: Your common sense is being called...

    We just wouldn't say it like that.

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    Re: Your common sense is being called...

    No one out there would say that? How disappointing. Anyways, don't worry, you are being given some 'likes' right now.

    Ha ha (or a ha-ha ahahaha)The next question (something I have got used to forgetting/forget) is:
    Is 'no one out there would say that' equal to 'no one out there would not say that' except the expressed emphasis in the second sentence?
    (lets say logical sense is omitted unless it be so important as to have it always included)
    hmm. Another question arises. Is "something i have got used to forgetting' as correct as "something i have got used to forget'?
    Last edited by bureaucracy; 29-Jun-2013 at 20:17.

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    Re: Your common sense is being called...

    Quote Originally Posted by bureaucracy View Post
    No one out there would say that? How disappointing. Anyways, don't worry, you are being given some 'likes' right now.

    Ha ha (or a ha-ha ahahaha)The next question (something I have got used to forget) is:
    Is 'no one out there would say that' equal to 'no one out there would not say that' except the expressed emphasis in the second sentence?
    (lets say logical sense is omitted unless it be so important as to have it always included)
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    Huh. What do you mean? I hope you are not going to do something about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bureaucracy View Post
    Huh. What do you mean? I hope you are not going to do something about it...
    I might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I might.
    Give a second then... ('me' swallowed somehow, probably in the process of thinking )


    edit: Of course you are free to answer my questions, even from now...
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    Re: Your common sense is being called...

    Quote Originally Posted by bureaucracy View Post
    No one out there would say that? How disappointing. Anyways, don't worry, you are being given some 'likes' right now.

    Ha ha (or a ha-ha ahahaha)The next question (something I have got used to forgetting/forget) is:
    Is 'no one out there would say that' equal to 'no one out there would not say that' except the expressed emphasis in the second sentence?
    (lets say logical sense is omitted unless it be so important as to have it always included)
    hmm. Another question arises. Is "something i have got used to forgetting' as correct as "something i have got used to forget'?
    I might answer your questions if I understood what you were asking.

    Please ask them one at a time, with unrelated questions in separate threads and always capitalise I.

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