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  1. Cap1034
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    Are these sentences grammatical?

    Are these sentences grammatical?


    If she were still here in this world alive, she would be the first person I would ever fall in love with.


    This is what I don't wish be out there for all to see.

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    Re: Are these sentences grammatical?

    They are grammatical but unnatural.

    A better title would have been If she were still here.

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

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    Re: Are these sentences grammatical?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cap1034 View Post
    Are these sentences grammatical?


    If she were still here in this world alive, she would be the first person I would ever fall in love with.
    "If she were still alive, she would be the first person I fell in love with."
    Being alive tends to imply "here in this world", unless this is a science fiction story. The second part is more problematical. The two 'woulds' aren't exactly wrong. My 'fell' is hypothetical, not past tense.


    This is what I don't wish to be out there for all to see.
    R.

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