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    I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    1) I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    2) I would rather fail than pass by cheating.

    3) I would rather like to fail than pass by cheating.

    4) I would like failing then passing the exams by cheating.

    5) I would like failing the exams then passing by cheating.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    Is this another of your real-life situation examples? If so, I'm not going to help you with it. I don't condone people cheating in exams.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    I think (hope) that 2) is what tufguy is trying to say.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    Tufguy, can you see why 1, 4 and 5 suggest that you are happy to cheat?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    I think (hope) that 2) is what tufguy is trying to say.
    Yes.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Tufguy, can you see why 1, 4 and 5 suggest that you are happy to cheat?

    Okay, yes.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Tufguy, can you see why 1, 4 and 5 suggest that you are happy to cheat?

    1) I would like to fail than pass the exams by cheating.

    4) I would like failing than passing the exams by cheating.

    5) I would like failing the exams than passing by cheating.

    Please check my sentences.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    I would prefer to fail than pass by cheating.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    1) I would like to fail than pass the exams by cheating.

    4) I would like failing than passing the exams by cheating.

    5) I would like failing the exams than passing by cheating.

    Please check my sentences.
    If you want to use "I would like", I think you could rearrange your sentence like this:
    I would like to pass the exams but never would I cheat to do so.

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    Re: I would like to fail then pass the exams by cheating.

    How much do you want to cheat?

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