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    Office lady

    Hi guys,

    There is a lady in my office, she is not beautiful. One of the employees was making fun of her and he said "Whenever she would be at home, her husband would be taking some kind of sleeping pills so that he would sleep whole day and wouldn't have to make love to her". So is it correct, he imagined all these things as if they happen on daily basis or regularly. So is the formation correct?

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    Re: Office lady

    Regardless of what he meant, anyone who says something like that about a fellow employee is a nasty piece of work who, I would like to think, you will avoid having anything to do with.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Office lady

    I myself didn't feel good about it, but I can't say anyrhing to him for this. Alrhough I wasn't there at that time when he said it. I heard it from someone else. "But please answer my question".

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    Re: Office lady

    I personally have no desire to correct the utterances of such an abhorrent thing to say.
    Of course, the person who said it probably has a wife. Whenever he is home, she probably takes sleeping pills so she doesn't have to hear his vile commentary.

    My sentence tells you what you need to know about the tense.
    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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    Re: Office lady

    He is not married. Ok so if we are imagining anything, we do not have to use "Would". We have to use "Present perfect". But I think "Would" is used for imaginations?

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    Re: Office lady

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    He is not married.
    Hardly surprising.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    I am curious where present perfect came into it.
    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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