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    Will you come to the movie?

    A:Will you come to the movie?
    B: I would have come. But it's hot outside.

    Please tell me whether the B's reply was correct. What would have been the best way of phrasing it?
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    Quote Originally Posted by MeyaN View Post
    A:Will you come to the movie?
    B: I would love to, have come. But but it's hot outside.

    Please tell me whether the B's reply was correct. What would have been the best way of phrasing it?
    See above. However, what's the connection between the weather being hot and not being able to go to see a movie? Is it at an outdoor cinema?

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    A: Will you come to the movie?
    B: "I would come, but it's too hot outside."

    A: Why didn't you come to the movie?
    B" I would have come, but it was too hot outside.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    Please tell me if this is correct - "I would have come if it wasn't hot outside "
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    It's possible. However, consider:
    I would have come had it not been hot outside.
    or
    I would have come if it hadn't been hot outside.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    They are perfect in terms of traditional grammar. However, they are wordy and affects the brevity while talking to less attentive listeners. So "I would have come if it wasn't hot outside" is correct even grammatically?
    [Also, please tell me whether there should be comma after "so" in the above sentence.]
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    If you're asking whether "I would have come if it wasn't hot outside" is grammatically correct, the answer is "yes, in certain contexts." This sentence is much more likely in natural usage though: "I would have come if it hadn't been hot outside."
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    Re: Will you come to the...

    MeyaN, there should be no comma after 'So' in your sentence.

    Please note that I added 'movies?' to your thread title. I don't know why you chose to leave it incomplete.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    Please tell me why "I would have come if it wasn't hot outside" is correct only in certain contexts, not in every context, as said by GoesStation.
    P.S. Please correct any errors above.

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    Re: Will you come to the...

    1. It is hot outside. I would have come if it wasn't hot outside.
    2. It was hot outside. I would have come if it hadn't been hot outside.
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