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    If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Could you please explain what this sentence means?

    If he didn’t phone this morning, then I’m probably away
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    Last edited by englishhobby; 07-Sep-2017 at 08:53.
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    Re: If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Could you please explain what this sentence means?
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    Re: If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In what context did you see/hear these words?
    In a grammar book as an example of a mixed type of conditional sentence.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 07-Sep-2017 at 09:13.
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    Re: If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    In a grammar book as an example of a mixed type of conditional sentence.
    You have been a member long enough to know that you should tell us the title and author of any text you quote.

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    Re: If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You have been a member long enough to know that you should tell us the title and author of any text you quote.
    It's a coursebook for Russian students, edited by a Russian professor Arakin. But I don't know where Mr Arakin took this text (there is no any reference in the textbook as to the source). So here's a photo of the title page:

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    Re: If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    It's a coursebook for Russian students, edited by a Russian professor Arakin. But I don't know where Mr Arakin took this text (there is no any reference in the textbook as to the source).
    The coursebook is the source. You can name the book and its author in future posts.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: If he didnt phone this morning, then Im probably away.

    Not a good example – especially in a grammar book.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 08-Sep-2017 at 08:00. Reason: Adding a dash.

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