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    Would rather

    Hi guys,

    Please check this sentence "Tom's wife tells him that their kid would rather live with her instead of him" is it a correct sentence(if not please tell me the correct formation) if it is than what would be the past of this sentence?

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    Re: Would rather

    You are still making no effort to write in correctly punctuated sentences. Until you do, I for one will make no effort to answer your questions.

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    Re: Would rather

    I will keep that in mind next time, but I am unaware of my mistakes, could you pleasetell me my mistakes as well.

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    Re: Would rather

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Please check this sentence: "Tom's wife tells him that their kid would rather live with her instead of him."
    Is it a correct sentence? (If not, please tell me the correct formation. If it is, than what would be the past of this sentence?)

    Probably you mean his ex-wife.
    Would rather live with her than him.
    Wants to live with her instead of him.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #5

    Re: Would rather

    So for the past we just have to replace "Tells" with "Told" and rest of the sentence will remain the same.

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