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    Question had+hoped.......+, If.....

    What's the meaning of this sentence?

    Absolutely. you should like someone who does understand, however. I like that.
    "I'd hoped to give you a complete tour this morning, if you have time."


    1. What's the implication of this sentence from main character?
    2. Is the "I'd hoped" meaning "had hoped" or other word?
    3. In grammar, I remember after the " if " sentence, we used to " would + Vbe + ......", but it use " had hoped" to explain condition. I cannot understand.

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    Re: had+hoped.......+, If.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Keven1028 View Post
    What's the meaning of this sentence?

    Absolutely. you should like someone who does understand, however. I like that.
    "I'd hoped to give you a complete tour this morning, if you have time."


    1. What's the implication of this sentence from main character?
    2. Is the "I'd hoped" meaning "had hoped" or other word?
    3. In grammar, I remember after the " if " sentence, we used to " would + Vbe + ......", but it use " had hoped" to explain condition. I cannot understand.

    Thanks!
    Welcome to the forum.

    I don't know what the sentence I have underlined above has to do with the rest of your post.

    "I'd hoped" is a contraction of "I had hoped", yes. However, I find the mixture rather strange (though not completely incorrect). I would use:

    I'd hoped to give you a complete tour this morning, if you'd had time.
    I hope to give you a complete tour this morning, if you have time.

    My first version suggests that the person did not have time so the tour will unfortunately not happen (or did not happen).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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