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    How much time would he have taken to inform me?

    Tom is getting married next week and he has just informed me that too because you asked him to inform me. Why did you ask him to inform me? I wanted to see "How much (I hope it is correct to use 'how much and how long') time he would have taken to inform me?" Or "How long would he have waited to inform me?" Or "Until when would he have waited to inform me?"

    Please check.
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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Tom is getting married next week and he has just informed me that too because you asked him to inform me.
    The opening sentence doesn't make any sense, specifically the underlined parts.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The opening sentence doesn't make any sense, specifically the underlined parts.
    It means Tom informed me so late about his marriage. He did it because he was pressured by you otherwise I don't think he would have informed me at this time as well. (I don't know what is the correct word that should be put in place of "that too".)

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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    I wanted to see "How much (I hope it is correct to use 'how much and how long') time he would have taken to inform me?" Or "How long would he have waited to inform me?" Or "Until when would he have waited to inform me?"
    I wanted to know after how long he would inform you.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Tom is getting married next week and he has just informed me that too because you asked him to inform me. Why did you ask him to inform me? I wanted to see "How much (I hope it is correct to use 'how much and how long') time he would have taken to inform me?" Or "How long would he have waited to inform me?" Or "Until when would he have waited to inform me?"

    Please check.
    Tom's getting married next week. He's only just told me and he only told me because you asked him to. Why did you do that? I wanted to see how long it would take him to tell me about his wedding!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How much time would he have taken to inform me?

    Please note that I have corrected your title.

    he would would he

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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Tom's getting married next week. He's only just told me and he only told me because you asked him to. Why did you do that? I wanted to see how long it would take him to tell me about his wedding!
    I would like to ask you that, is using "how long it would have taken him to tell me" here wrong? I mean it happened in the past so if I want to imagine about an opposite situation then I think we need to use "would have done".

    could you please also tell me what should be used if I want to say "that too" (I mean I don't know which word to use for this expression)?

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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

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    I would like to ask you that,
    We have explained before that this is not a grammatical opening. You can say "I would like to ask you if ...", "I would like to ask you whether ...", "I would like to ask for your help with ...". None of those would be followed by a comma. Try to rewrite your opening sentence.
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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    I would like to ask you whether using "how long it would have taken him to tell me" here wrong? I mean it happened in the past so if I want to imagine about an opposite situation then I think we need to use "would have done".

    could you please also tell me what should be used if I want to say "that too" (I mean I don't know which word to use for this expression)?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Jan-2017 at 09:40. Reason: Capitalising the first word of a sentence.

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    Re: How much time he would have taken to inform me?

    How long would it have taken him to tell me?
    I wanted to know how long it would have taken him to tell me.

    These are correct.

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