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"When I was not ill. I had a fixed time to do all the things. I went to the gym every day at 5 AM in those days and if somehow I got late (on any day by chance), I didn't go to the gym (on that day) because I wouldn't be able to lift then".
Please check. Should I be using simple past or past perfect in my last sentences?
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
You might mean: "I wouldn't have time to lift weights."
If that's what you're trying to say, the tense you used is fine.
I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.
I wanted to say that what happens with me is, if somehow I get late for the gym I feel that I won't be able to lift weight properly. I mean I just don't feel like exercising or working out on that day but ususally I never get late.
Charlie, you are saying that I have to use past simple here, right?
If I WAS late....
If I was late for the gym I felt that I wouldn't be able to lift weights properly.
I mean that I just didn't feel like exercising or working out on that day, but I wasn't late very often.
Can I say: "If I got up late, I didn't go to the gym because I was not able to lift weights."
How about Before I fell ill?