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    #1

    Grammar

    Hi,
    I want to know if the below sentences are correct :-

    1) What if she did not have the key?
    2) What if she had not had the key?
    4) What if she wouldn't have had the key?
    5) What if she hadn't got the keys?

    Do all these sentences mean the same? I want to say what you would have done if she had no keys or something kind of like that....

    Thanks waiting for your response......

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    Hello.
    The first two are the same.

    upd: he corrected.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #3

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    Thanks for your reply Boris, I want to know if all these 4 sentences are correct and especially what does this sentence mean - What if she wouldn't have had the key?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    Please tell me if the following sentences are correct:

    1) What if she did not have the key?
    2) What if she had not had the key?
    4) What if she wouldn't have had the key?
    5) What if she hadn't got the keys?

    Do all these sentences mean the same? I want to ask what you would have done if she had no keys or something kind of like that. Use a single full stop.

    Thanks waiting for your response...... Unnecessary.
    They are all understandable. #4 is ungrammatical but widely used in many dialects.

    I'd say 'What if she hadn't had the key?'


    Please note that a better title would have been What if she did not have the key?.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'


    Boris, please state that you are not a teacher.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Dec-2013 at 23:49.

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    Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on this Rover. I really appreciate it. So we can say all the sentences have the same meaning and all are correct and we should avoid using the last one, is that what you mean?

    Awaiting your response.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 23-Dec-2013 at 19:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhankhan2007 View Post
    Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on this Rover. I really appreciate it. So we can say all the sentences have the same meaning and all are correct and we should avoid using the last one, is that what you mean?.
    That is not what Rover said. He said that #4 (which is not the last one) was ungrammatical.

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    #7

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    What happened to #3, farhankhan?

    I have struck through 'Awaiting your response' in post #5. As I mentioned in post #4, it's unnecessary and makes you sound a bit impatient.

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    Thank you for your inputs.I now have a better understanding since yesterday.
    I missed number 3 I guess. Thank you for the correction & will not use "Awaiting your response".

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