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    I'm a little confused about these tests. Can you help me?

    1. The phone rang after he ... the door.
    a) had locked
    b) locked
    c) has locked

    2. As long as she ... the money, we would make her go to Italy every summer.
    a) saved
    b) had saved
    c) has saved
    d) should save

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    Is this homework?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken Sandwich View Post
    Is this homework?
    No. A friend of mine gave me a bunch of books with tests to prepare myself for an exam. I can't figure out some of them and there's no right answers at the end to check myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew. View Post
    No. A friend of mine gave me a bunch of books with tests to prepare myself for an exam. I can't figure out some of them and there's no right answers at the end to check myself.
    You'll get more help by saying which you think is right (or wrong) and why. We generally like to see that learners have put some effort into it before we simply give the answers.

    PS: Having said that, 2. doesn't make any sense to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You'll get more help by saying which you think is right (or wrong) and why. We generally like to see that learners have put some effort into it before we simply give the answers.

    PS: Having said that, 2. doesn't make any sense to me.
    I see. I do have my thoughts about it, in the book I answered:

    1. The phone rang after he had locked the door. My reason was: The action of locking the door happend before the action of the phone ringing, at least that's how it was explained to me about Past Perfect. But to be honest I can't tell for sure. I need the exact rule that's used in this case.
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    As long as she saved the money, we would make her go to Italy every summer. This one didn't make any sense to me too, but this test was a part of "Conditional sentences" section so I answered like it was "If she saved the money, we would make her go to Italy".

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    Re: Tests

    I find #2 a bit odd, too. But I can imagine a parent saying that with the intention to mean: Her going to Italy was OK with me, as long as I didn't have to pay for it.

    Others may think differently and/or prove me plain wrong.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I find #2 a bit odd, too. But I can imagine a parent saying that with the intention to mean: Her going to Italy was OK with me, as long as I didn't have to pay for it.

    Others may think differently and/or prove me plain wrong.
    I also imagine that s/he is talking about his/her daughter who, for some reason, wants go to Italy every summer.
    But wouldn't it be better to use 'let' than 'make'?
    Last edited by tzfujimino; 10-Jul-2013 at 17:20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew. View Post
    I see. I do have my thoughts about it, in the book I answered:

    1. The phone rang after he had locked the door. My reason was: The action of locking the door happend before the action of the phone ringing, at least that's how it was explained to me about Past Perfect. But to be honest I can't tell for sure. I need the exact rule that's used in this case.
    2.
    As long as she saved the money, we would make her go to Italy every summer. This one didn't make any sense to me too, but this test was a part of "Conditional sentences" section so I answered like it was "If she saved the money, we would make her go to Italy".
    Yes, those are the choices I'd make too.
    For 1, 'locked' would also work. But if the two events had some necessary connection (and we don't know if they do), the past perfect is correct.
    For 2, yes "If she saved ..., we would make let her ..."

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    "As long as she saves the money, ..." sounds/looks better to me somehow.

    Is "As long as she saved the money, we would make her go to Italy every summer." the 'second conditional'?
    English Grammar | LearnEnglish | British Council | Conditionals 1

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    I wish someone would make me go to Italy every summer!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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