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    Tenses and conditionals

    Dear all,

    I need to know how you would complete this sentence:

    If I had known (to know) that the film on television yesterday evening was (to be) so boring, I wouldn't have wasted (not/ waste) my time watching it.

    I am interested much more in how be is conjugated.

    Thank you,
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    #2

    Re: Tenses and conditionals

    Is this your homework?

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    #3

    Re: Tenses and conditionals

    Is the information in your profile correct?

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    Re: Tenses and conditionals

    No, it is not my homework (besides, I'm a junior member which means I know the rules) and yes, all information in my profile is correct.

    I needed to check with you and see if there is something wrong with the sentence. That's all.

    Now, do you agree with how it has been solved? I can't justify the use of past simple in the second part of the first clause!
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    Re: Tenses and conditionals

    Quote Originally Posted by nouamaneer View Post
    I can't justify the use of past simple in the second part of the first clause!
    It refers to the past. Can it be the justification? Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 21-May-2015 at 12:20.

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    #6

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    That means you totally agree with the use of the simple past in there?

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    #7

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    I agree, but I am not a teacher. The following is worth your reference.
    http://usingenglish.com/forum/thread...=1#post1141043

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    #8

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    I would use "would be" there.

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I would use "would be" there.
    That was my first choice, but as I said, it's hard to justify.

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    #10

    Re: Tenses and conditionals

    I don't see why you find it hard to justify.

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