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  1. B45
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    If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly payments.

    What's the difference between saying:

    If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly payments.

    VS

    If I can somehow save my credit score I don't mind paying the monthly payments.

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    NOT A TEACHER
    Basically, it's the difference between 1st and 2nd conditionals. You may need to consult a grammar book or read here http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/conditional2.htm
    I want to write more, but the article above has it all.
    Last edited by khanhhung2512; 13-Feb-2015 at 01:44. Reason: wanna
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    What's the difference between saying:

    If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind making the monthly payments.
    That's a conditional. It's a hypothetical. You are talking about something that is a possibility but hasn't happened.





    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    If I can somehow save my credit score I don't mind making the monthly payments.
    No, that doesn't work. However, I can say that if you are saying you don't mind making the monthly payments you are already doing it.

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    Khan, please do not use chat words such as "wanna" on this forum. We are trying to teach standard English.

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    Batman, your second should be "If I can somehow save my credit score I won't mind paying the monthly payments."

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    then it would be acceptable?

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Batman, your second should be "If I can somehow save my credit score I won't mind paying the monthly payments."
    NOT A TEACHER
    As Tarheel pointed out, people say "to make payments", not "to pay payments". Am I wrong?
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    "Making" would be better.

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    Re: If I could somehow save my credit score I wouldn't mind paying the monthly paymen

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    NOT A TEACHER
    As Tarheel pointed out, people say "to make payments", not "to pay payments". Am I wrong?
    As Mike has already pointed out, you are not wrong.

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