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    #81

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    Quote Originally Posted by man of manners View Post
    What do you want me to do now?
    Don't tempt me.

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    #82

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Don't tempt me.

    I am not doing so.
    Tell me, please, what to do.

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    #83

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    Several of us have suggested that you post one question at a a time in separate threads. There is a limit to the number of times we can say this.

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    #84

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    I am not trying your patience.
    I suggest I upload these collections at a time and you download them and see them, as pictures, on your computers. And, If you find any sentence problematic or if you have anything to say concerning any sentence, we are all ears.
    How do find this suggestion?

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    #85

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    I will not download anything unknown from any source. I can't speak for anyone else. However, since you've already told us that you have 165 collocations spread over 5 collections, it appears that you are suggesting that each picture will contain 33 sentences. That is a very long way from "Please post only one question per thread".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #86

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I will not download anything unknown from any source. I can't speak for anyone else. However, since you've already told us that you have 165 collocations spread over 5 collections, it appears that you are suggesting that each picture will contain 33 sentences. That is a very long way from "Please post only one question per thread".
    I have 165 pictures and each picture has only one sentence marked with light green, so it's easy to find the example in it. There are very few sentences of them confusing to me. I am just suggesting uploading them so that you can all download them -and don't worry there are not any viruses in my files- and see them one by one freely and comment only on any sentences you object to or have anything that you can tell us about. You won't need any more context at most times so it's going to be a little easy task. Also, I will benefit from your notes and you, in turn, will save hours of search on Google. I have made it much easier for you as I included every single sentence, which is the same style as my own sentence, on Google . Now, all you need to do is agreeing and the rest is on me!
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    All this is an attempt to see how people use this kind of sentences in real and accordingly know whether it is formal or not
    Thanks for your reply.
    Last edited by man of manners; 22-Jul-2016 at 22:41.

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    #87

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    I'm still not going to download anything or click on links to get to a simple sentence that it would take you just a few moments to type into a thread yourself. Feel free to give it a try but I predict you will get far fewer responses your way.

    If none of them are confusing you, there's no need to put them in Ask a Teacher. If you simply want to post them for other learners to look at, put them in the General Language section.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #88

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    If I typed them as written sentences in a thread, more context would be needed.
    If you still refuse to download them as pictures, I can post only the really confusing ones.
    What is your opinion?

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    #89

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    You can post a picture here as the one below.


    Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...000-shots.html
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    I am not a teacher.

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    #90

    Re: a very confusing sentence concerning the third conditional of "if"

    One of the reasons that it's better to post typed sentences, rather than pictures, is that many of us like to quote the sentence being queried in our response and, if necessary, make relevant changes within the quote box. That can't be done if you post a picture of the text. The forum works best just using text. Occasionally, it's useful to post a picture - for example, when we are trying to give a learner a visual idea of a particular word.

    If there are only a few that are confusing you, I still think it would be simpler, quicker and more convenient (for all of us) for you to just type each confusing sentence into its own thread (in Ask A Teacher if you're asking for help with it) and wait for responses before posting the next one.

    That is still my position and I see no benefit in any of us posting the same advice over and over.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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