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    #1

    If I were.

    Hi guys,

    Are these sentences correct?

    1) If it rained, I would look for a shed and wait there, until the rain stopped or I would wait under a shed until it stopped(We have to use the past form for each verb, is this right?).

    2) We say "He hasn't aged a day" but can we say "Don't they age"?

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    #2

    Re: If I were.

    1 The verbs are fine, but I wouldn't put the comma before until.
    2 It's possible, but what's the context?

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    #3

    Re: If I were.

    I can't find what significance "If I were" has as a title. Did you mean "If it rained"?

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    #4

    Re: If I were.

    How would one wait under a shed?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: If I were.

    Sorry, mistakenly I put the title as "If I were", but what about the second sentence.

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    #6

    Re: If I were.

    I said it's possible, but without knowing who they are or why you would ask whether they age, it's hard to comment on the meaning.

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    #7

    Re: If I were.

    So,"They do not age or he doesn't age" means they do not grow old or he doesn't grow old, is this right? I just want to confirm whether it is right to say or not.

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    Re: If I were.

    Yes, it would mean "He/they don't grow old/get old". It's grammatically correct but, if you're talking about people, impossible. Everyone ages.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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