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    in that bad of condition

    Are both sentences grammatically correct?

    1) If I'd have known that the house was in that bad of condition, I wouldn't have bought it.
    2) If I'd have known that the house was in that bad condition, I wouldn't have bought it.
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    Re: in that bad of condition

    "If I'd have known" is incorrect. It's "If I'd known ...". It's short for "If I had known ...".

    I'd use either "was in that bad a condition" or "was in such bad condition".
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Jul-2017 at 09:45.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: in that bad of condition

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    "was in such bad condition".
    And why not "was in such a bad condition"? Don't we need an article?
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    Re: in that bad of condition

    If you found sentence 1 somewhere on line and apparently written by a native Anglophone, the author may live in my region. Both of the nonstandard usages in the sentence are common in the American Midwest. You should not emulate them.
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    Re: in that bad of condition

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    And why not "was in such a bad condition"? Don't we need an article?
    We don't normally use an article in the phrase in bad condition.

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