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    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing was

    Context: The conversation happening in the present and 'A' is telling to 'B' about his take on something 'C' did.

    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing was offensive."
    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he knew what he was doing was offensive."
    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he had known what he was doing was offensive."

    Please tell me which of the above is correct. Also, please suggest an alternative, if there is one.
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    #2

    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    Context: The conversation is happening in the present and 'A' is telling to 'B' about his take on something 'C' did.

    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing was offensive."
    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he knew what he was doing was offensive."
    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he had known what he was doing was offensive."

    Please tell me which of the above is correct. Also, please suggest an alternative, if there is one.
    Note my corrections and comments above.
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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    Thank you. Would you please tell me why the third sentence is incorrect, considering it's a mixed conditional.

    Also please tell me why the first sentence is incorrect, considering it a mixed conditional.[Not putting "is" after "it" make the sentence wrong?]
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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    I'd take it in the right spirit even if he was aware that what he was doing was offensive.

    Why do you want a third conditional clause, which refers to the past, in your third sentence?
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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    Third sentence - it's connecting the past and the present. Is it wrong to use that way? Also please comment on the first sentence.
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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    For example, "If I hadn't gone to university, I wouldn't be a teacher" is correct. So why is the third sentence not correct? Also please comment on first sentence.

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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he had known what he was doing was offensive."
    I think 'had known' is possible if it refers to an earlier time when he was doing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    he did being aware of
    I consider it ungrammatical.
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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    Isn't the third statement the only possible one as the second statement has hypothetical connotations(second conditional) and we are talking about something 'C' already did?
    Also, the members and moderators, kindly present your views about the first sentence as well.

    Thank you.
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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    Isn't the third statement the only possible one as the second statement has hypothetical connotations(second conditional) and we are talking about something 'C' already did?
    Post #8 is rather late in the thread for you to give is the particular context you have in mind.

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    Re: "I'd take it in the right spirit even if he did being aware of what he was doing

    The particular context was already given in the first sentence in the first post.
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