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    conditional sentence

    I would not have tried to do this if I had known that it


    a) had been so difficult.
    b) was so difficult.
    c) is so difficult.
    d) would be so difficult.
    e) would have been so difficult.


    Is any of the above suggested options 1. preferred 2. correct 3. passable 4. wrong ? Are any possible options left out?

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    Re: conditional sentence

    d) is correct. b) and c) are possible. a) and e) are wrong.

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    Re: conditional sentence

    I would accept E.

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    Re: conditional sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would accept E.
    I wouldn't.

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    Re: conditional sentence

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Mr. Steliga:

    I often hear some (many?) Americans say something like:

    "I wouid have come if I would have had time."

    I believe that most English teachers would advise students to follow the rule (use the past perfect):

    "I would have come if I had had time" or "If I had had time, I would have come."

    If "had had" sounds "funny," you can use a contraction, and then it won't sound so "funny":

    "If I'd had time, I would have come" or "I would have come if I'd had time."




    James

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