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    Exercise on tenses 2

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me if the following tenses or expressions are correct?

    1) Iíll get annoyed if you keep asking me every time you have a problem.
    = I'd rather you stopped asking me every time you have a problem than... (?)

    2) Had I been young / younger I wouldnít have married him.

    3) a) They wished he would / could come skiing with them, but he hadn't / hasnít
    recovered from the operation.

    b) They wished he had recovered / would have recovered from the operation so that
    he could / can [incorrect?] come skiing with them.

    4) The match is not finished yet / has not finished yet.

    5) She wishes she would have come / had come to the party last night.

    6) May I use your phone? =
    a) Do you mind if I use your phone?
    b) Would you mind me / my using your phone? [incorrect?]

    7) It has been a long time since I went / have been to a concert. [what's the difference?]

    8) Itís a long time since I saw you / didnít see [incorrect?] you.

    9) It was / had been a long time since I had seen you.

    All the best
    Hela

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    Re: Exercise on tenses 2

    Good evening,

    Could anoyone correct my sentences, please?
    Thanks

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    Re: Exercise on tenses 2

    hela, there are three reasons why we want you to ask unrelated questions in separate threads, with a title relevant to each:

    1. You'll get quicker answers. Somebody might want to answer one of the questions but have neither the time nor knowledge to answer all of them.

    2. Somebody may answer one question, ignoring the others. This means you will probably have to post again saying 'What about the other questions?'

    3. Somebody may answer two or more questions. You may have a supplementary question about one answer and somebody else may suggest an alternative answer to the other — whilst a third person may respond to your follow-up question on the first answer and a fourth person may then respond to a previously unanswered question. When different people start to discuss different questions — each possibly generating alternatives and follow-ups — the thread soon begins to get hopelessly muddled and out of control.

    1) is OK if you end the second sentence after 'problem'.

    That's all I've time for.

    Try asking question 2 in a separate thread titled Had I been young/younger... and #3 in a thread titled but he hadn't/hasn't recovered,

    and so on.

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    Re: Exercise on tenses 2

    In question 1, should my sentence stop after "problem" or is it possible to add something after "than"? The idea is to keep the same meaning as the preceding sentence.

    ll get annoyed if you keep asking me every time you have a problem.
    = I'd rather you stopped asking me every time you have a problem than... (?)
    Thanks again.

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    Re: Exercise on tenses 2

    I would stop after problem.

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