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    Would

    I didn't call to let you know I'd be late because I didn't think I would.
    According to a book, would here is wrong. Could someone ,please,explain why? Isn't "because I didn't think I would be late" implied?

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    Re: Would

    Welcome to the forums, MIKANTI.

    We'd say 'I didn't call to let you know I'd be late because I didn't think I would be'.

    As you thought, '...late' is implied.

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    Re: Would

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, MIKANTI.

    We'd say 'I didn't call to let you know I'd be late because I didn't think I would be'.

    As you thought, '...late' is implied.

    Thank you very much

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    Re: Would

    Your appreciation is very welcome but you do not need to write a new post to say "Thank you". Every post has a "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner. Just click on that button on any post you find helpful. That saves us re-opening a thread only to find that the new post does not contain a follow-up question or any additional information.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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