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    How long I wouldn't have told them about it?

    Tom: Why did you tell them the truth?

    Tim: At some time I had to tell them. How long I "wouldn't have told them about it" or "Would have remained quiet" ?

    Tom: Its OK that you and Ann started talking again.

    Tim: We had to talk with each other at some point. How long we wouldn't have talked with each other?

    Please check.

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    Re: How long I wouldn't have told them about it?

    Have you forgotten about S-V inversion in questions, tufguy?

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    Re: How long I wouldn't have told them about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Tom: Why did you tell them the truth?

    Tim: At some time I had to tell them. How long could I "wouldn't have told them about it" or "Would have remained quiet?

    Tom: It's OK that you and Ann have started talking again.

    Tim: We had to talk with each other at some point. How long we wouldn't have talked with each other?
    I don't understand the text in blue. Try:
    How long could we have remained that way?

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    Re: How long I wouldn't have told them about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    Have you forgotten about S-V inversion in questions, tufguy?
    I think you are talking about my question formation. I wanted to write "How long wouldn't I" but that seemed weird so thats why I wrote "How long I wouldn't".

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    Re: How long I wouldn't have told them about it?

    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    I don't understand the text in blue. Try:
    How long could we have remained that way?
    Is it correct to say "Let me see how long he doesn't talk to me?" Or "Let us see he doesn't talk to me for how many days?"

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    Re: How long I wouldn't have told them about it?

    I'd say "Let's see how long he can go without talking to me", "Let's see how long it is till he talks to me" or "Let's see how long he doesn't talk to me for". Note that none of them is a question so they don't finish with a question mark. Neither of your suggestions starting "Let me see" should have ended with a question mark either.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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