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    If I had a nickel for every guy ...

    Hello everyone,
    I am learning English by myself now. Please help me this conversion:

    In Friends TV show, season 2 episode 1, Rachel realized Ross had a new girlfriend. She got upset and drunk, she stayed over night with Paolo who is a very bad guy. The next morning, she felt very stupid. Monica and Chanler persuaded her:
    Chanler: people do stupid things when they're upset
    Monica: my God! If I had a nickel for every guy, I wish I hadn't

    I don't understand what Monica was talking about.
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    Re: IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY GUY, I WISH I HADN'T

    I think Monica is saying that if she had a nickel for every guy she regrets having been with, she'd have a lot of money. I wouldn't put a comma after guy​- the second part of of the conditional is implied and not stated for me.

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    Re: IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY GUY, I WISH I HADN'T

    Welcome to the forum, yendo.

    The full sentence would probably be something like: If I had a nickel for every guy I wish I hadn't slept with, I would be rich.
    Last edited by Piscean; 30-Jul-2016 at 18:44.

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    Re: IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERY GUY, I WISH I HADN'T

    I've edited your thread title. I didn't like it shouting at me every time I logged on.

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    Re: If I had a nickel for every guy ...

    This mean Monica wanted to say she had been slept with many guys. Causej Rachel would take it easy. Is this right?
    Thanks all for your help.
    @ Rover_KE: I take note for later post. Thanks for your edit

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    Re: If I had a nickel for every guy ...

    Quote Originally Posted by yendo View Post
    This mean Monica wanted to say she had been slept with many guys. Causej Rachel would take it easy. Is this right?
    Thanks all for your help.
    @ Rover_KE: I take note for later post. Thanks for your edit
    She's saying there are a lot of men she regrets having slept with.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: If I had a nickel for every guy ...

    And presumably a fair few she doesn't regret sleeping with.

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    #8

    Re: If I had a nickel for every guy ...

    Either way, at a nickel (5 cents) a time, she'd have needed a heck of a lot to make her rich!

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    Re: If I had a nickel for every guy ...

    Maybe she was going to say that she would have enough change to make a phone call.

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