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    If I could go back in time.

    "If I had the power to go back in time, I would go back to the time when I was a kid. I would correct all my mistakes that I have done so far in my life. If I had this power I had to have one more power that is that I could remember, How old I was when I decided to go back in time and the things that happened with me till then or current time (I want to say that there should have been one more power in me that is that I could remember the things that I have done or seen so far in my life till now because it could help me a lot to correct my mistakes. But I don't know whether we can use "should" or "should have done" in these kind of sentences "if I was, I would"?) So that I could amend every thing properly.

    Please check.

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If I had the power to go back in time, I would go back to the time when I was a kid. I would correct all my the mistakes that I have done made so far in my life. If I had this power, I would also wish for a perfect memory had to have one more power that is that I could remember, How old I was when I decided to go back in time and the things that happened with me till then or current time (I want to say that there should have been one more power in me that is that I could remember the things that I have done or seen so far in my life till now because it could help me a lot to correct my mistakes.
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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
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    Were my sentences correct grammatically? I knew I could use that one sentence but I wrote those sentences because I was intended to get those checked. I would like to know whether we can use "should" or "should have done" in these kind of sentences (hypothetical)?. I used "had to have" because I wanted to use "should" or "should have done" there.

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    No, that wouldn't work in the above context (of wishing for something).

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    Tufguy, please don't say "I was intended". "I intended" is perfectly fine.

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    Can we use "had to have"?

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Can we use "had to have"?
    Sure. Example:

    I had to have some work done on. my car.

    I don't know if that's the kind of thing you are talking about though. If you have something in mind, post it, and I will give you my opinion.

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Sure. Example:

    I had to have some work done on. my car.

    I don't know if that's the kind of thing you are talking about though. If you have something in mind, post it, and I will give you my opinion.
    "If I was the owner of this house. I had to have a lawn in front of the house". Can it be used in the hypothetical situation?

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    No, I am afraid that one doesn't really make sense. A house doesn't have to have a front lawn. It either has one or it doesn't.

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    Re: If I could go back in time.

    "If I was a delivery boy, I had to have a Bicycle".

    How about this one?

    Can we use "should" or "should have done" in the depiction of hypothetical situations? This question has been nagging my mind for the few days.
    Last edited by tufguy; 06-Jun-2016 at 07:40.

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