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    If you happen to see Elia

    Is this sentence correct?

    If you happen to see Elia, would you ask her if she get my e-mail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kharkhun View Post
    Is this sentence correct?

    If you happen to see Elia, would you ask her if she got my e-mail?
    It's correct now.

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    #3
    What about:

    1- If you happen to see Elia, would you ask her "whether has she got" my e-mail?
    2-If you happen to see Elia, would you ask her "if she did get" my e-mail?
    Last edited by Kharkhun; 18-Mar-2014 at 07:12.

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    Both are incorrect. In reported questions, we do not use subject-verb inversion.
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    Re: If you happen to see Elia

    Is my first sentence considered as a second conditional (combined with "happen to")?

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    Re: If you happen to see Elia

    No. 'Would' in requests is often such as polite way of expressing that request:

    Would you ask Elia to come and see me - Please ask Ella to come and see me.

    We regard 'would like' in many contexts as almost a present tense equivalent of 'wish/want/desire'. Compare:

    I would like a cup of tea.. - want
    I would like Elsie more if she washed occasionally - hypothetical conditional.
    Last edited by 5jj; 18-Mar-2014 at 15:49. Reason: typo

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