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    Past Participle or Present Participle

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    In the following sentence, the past participle "had waited" was used.

    - If you had waited for the item to go on sale, it would have been cheaper.

    1) Is "would have been" the "clue" for "had waited" being the correct answer?

    2) Is there another way of constructing the sentence using have waited, without changing its meaning?

    Thank you! :)

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    Re: Past Participle or Present Participle

    Quote Originally Posted by Oceanlike View Post
    Greetings, Sir/Mdm

    In the following sentence, the past participle "had waited" was used.

    - If you had waited for the item to go on sale, it would have been cheaper.

    1) Is "would have been" the "clue" for "had waited" being the correct answer? Yes.

    2) Is there another way of constructing the sentence using have waited, without changing its meaning? No.

    Thank you! :)
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    Re: Past Participle or Present Participle

    If you have waited for the item to go on sale, it would have been cheaper. Why is "have waited" incorrect in this sentence?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Past Participle or Present Participle

    This is a conditional sentence. It requires "had waited".

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