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    #1

    If she had been....

    Please, check...
    " If she had been such a different tempered from you, I would hardly imagine it."

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    #2

    Re: If she had been....

    This doesn't make sense.

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    It was surprise for me when I found out that she has very different temper and wasn't your kind of person.(I want to express that idea)

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    #4

    Re: If she had been....

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    It was surprise for me when I found out that she has very different temper and wasn't your kind of person.(I want to express that idea)
    I can't make that idea fit most of the construction you used in your first post. Why did you start with "If" in post #1? And what do you mean by "a different temper"? Is it possible that you mean "temperament", not "temper"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: If she had been....

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    It was surprise for me when I found out that she has very different temper and wasn't your kind of person.(I want to express that idea)
    "Your kind of person" would normally mean "the kind of person you like", not "a kind of person similar to you." Which do you mean?
    It's difficult to paraphrase, as ems says, when you've changed the meaning of the sentence.
    You might mean, "I'm surprised that she has a very different temper from you (since she's your twin sister)".

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    Re: If she had been....

    But "kind of " means similar, doesn't it?
    I'll try to explane more clear what I want to say..."I've never imagined, if she can be such different person with different temper.(I thought that she would be person like you,but my expectation was vain)

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    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    But "kind of " means similar, doesn't it?
    I'll try to explane more clear what I want to say..."I've never imagined, if she can be such different person with different temper.(I thought that she would be person like you,but my expectation was vain)
    Indeed, then my guess is correct. My sentence would naturally need to be amended to mean exactly what you intend (eg. "I'm surprised", "I never would have imagined", "if she had been different", etc).
    You can't say, "I('ve) never imagined if she can such a different person ..."
    You can say, "I never imagined that she would be such a different person ..."

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    Re: If she had been....

    Can you explain which grammar rule refers to this sentence? ("I never imagined that she would be such a different person")

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    #9

    Re: If she had been....

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Can you explain which grammar rule refers to this sentence? ("I never imagined that she would be such a different person")
    There is no grammar rule covering that specific sentence.

    The construction of it invloves knowing how to form and use the past simple, where to place time adverbs, the use of tenses in indirect speech/thought, and several other things.

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    Re: If she had been....

    Quote Originally Posted by englishlearner77 View Post
    Can you explain which grammar rule refers to this sentence? ("I never imagined that she would be such a different person")
    There are probably dozens of grammar rules that arise from that sentence. Which bit are you interested in? It's only a proper English sentence that expresses what you seem to want to say.

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