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    #1

    Would

    I just wanted to see if I have used the tenses correctly in my sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes.

    1. If I told you what I see and hear on the bus every day, you would think I am a liar. ( or should it be, "I was a liar?)
    2. If I told you how much hours I work in month, that would give you a shock.
    3. If you saw John beating his child, you would think he is a madman. (or should it be, "he was a madman?)

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    Re: Would

    1. Both would work, but I would use "am".

    2. Change "much" to "many".

    3. They both would work, But I would use "is".

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    #3

    Re: Would

    After "if", it's acceptable to use the subjunctive.

    If I told you what I see and hear on the bus every day, you would think I were mad.
    If you saw John beating his child, you would think he were a madman.

    You can also say:

    If I told you what I see and hear on the bus every day, you would think me mad.
    If you saw John beating his child, you would think him mad.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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