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    If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide so can I say "I wish it would not collide" or "I wish it do not collide"?



    Please check my sentence and guide me.
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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide ​with another car, so can I say "I wish it would not collide" or "I wish it do not collide"?

    Please check my sentence and guide me.
    No, you can't say either. In that situation, you would use "I hope we don't crash!" or "I hope we don't collide with that other car!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    It would be logical if we could describe the act of having any collision as "colliding". Sadly for learners, we have to collide with something else. You could say When I saw the other car coming towards us I knew we were going to collide because two vehicles are implied in the sentence, ours and the one mentioned. You can say The car collided with a bridge abutment. You can't say The car collided (but you can say The cars collided​).
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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

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    No, you can't say either. In that situation, you would use "I hope we don't crash!" or "I hope we don't collide with that other car!"
    What would be the past "I was hoping cars didn't collide"?

    "I hoped I didn't hit him while sliding down". Are these sentences correct?

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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

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    What would be the past tense? "I was hoping the/our cars didn't collide"?

    "I hoped I didn't hit him while sliding down".

    Are these sentences correct?
    "I was hoping" and "I hoped" are correct past forms of "I hope". Context would dictate which one you need. However, "while sliding down" makes no sense at all. What were you sliding down?
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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    People usually resort to profanity or other outcries in this type of situation. Or prayer.

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    #7

    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    Sliding down a swing.

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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    Why on earth are you on a swing in a car with no brakes?
    How does one slide down a swing?
    And here comes the usual question - in what real-life​ situation are you going to need this?
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    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

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    Why on earth are you on a swing in a car with no brakes?
    How does one slide down a swing?
    And here comes the usual question - in what real-life​ situation are you going to need this?
    By swing I meant this https://www.google.co.in/imgres?imgu...act=mrc&uact=8. I used to say it in real life when I was a kid and might say it in an amusement park while sliding down from sliding swing (I do not know what is the proper word for this kind of swing).

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    #10

    Re: If I am in a car and the brakes are not working and it is going to collide.

    That is a slide, not a swing.

    This is a swing.
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