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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    if he hadn't enrolled at university

    1) If he hadn't enrolled at university, he couldn't have avoided being drafted. (he would have been drafted, I guess?)

    2) The police wouldn't be anxious if several thousand counterfeit bank-notes were not in circulation.

    3) If he had provided more convincing arguments, he would have proved his truth. (proved right, I guess?)
    4) He wouldn't have run for president if he hadn't thought that he could do good to the state. (I mean that he'd be beneficial somehow for the state)

    5) If the ban on selling ivory hadn't been imposed, all elephants would have been annihilated. (It sounds weird to me. I think the tenses are not correct)

    6) It would be more pleasant to talk to him if he didn't impose his own views on everyone. (it's too verbose in my opinion)

    7) The paper circulation wouldn't have fallen if the price hadn't been raised by 45 pennies.


    I wrote these sentence on my own but I'm not sure whether they are OK. They do sound appalingly bad to my non-native speaker's ears. What would you say?

    The most confusing and awkward moments I put in bold.

    I'm sorry for asking several question in the same topic but it wouldn't be convinient if I started 7 separate threads

    Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 19-Feb-2016 at 18:14. Reason: I have no idea how a german letter appeared in the title.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #2

    Re: if he hadn't enrolled at university

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
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    I'm sorry for asking several question in the same topic but it wouldn't be convinient if I started 7 separate threads
    It would be a lot more convenient for those of us who respond to questions.

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    Re: if he hadn't enrolled at university

    Are you saying I should start 7 topics ? Sounds sad!
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: if he hadn't enrolled at university

    Why sad?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: if he hadn't enrolled at university

    I'm afraid of flooding the forum with questions.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #6

    Re: if he hadn't enrolled at university

    You already have, by asking seven questions in one thread. if different people respond to different questions at different times, this thread will become chaotic. But, that's up to you. If you place your needs above those of all others, fine.

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    Re: if he hadn't enrolled at university

    Yes, we recommend starting seven different threads. However, in order to avoid flooding the forum, you should ask one question, wait for several responses and then ask your next question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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