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    Some question about tenses

    Hello

    I'd like to know if the following sentences written by my own are grammatical or not. If they were not, would you please guide me how to correct them?


    1) In the 2000s, I was thinking of being able to marry Peter, if he would give me a suggestion.

    2) In the 2000s, I was thinking of being able to marry Peter, if he gave me a suggestion.

    3) In the 2000s, I was thing of being able to marry Peter, if received a suggestion.

    4) In the 2000s, I had been thinking of being able to marry Peter, if he gave me a suggestion.

    4) In the 2000s, I had been thinking of being able to marry Peter, if received a suggestion.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Some question about tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I think you mean that you were thinking of marrying him or of being prepared/willing to marry him, rather than of being able to marry him.

    What do you mean by 'suggestion' ?

    a suggestion of marriage.

    How many of sentences are grammatical?

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    Re: Some question about tenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Flogger View Post
    a suggestion of marriage.
    A proposal.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Some question about tenses

    That's an odd structure. Try a third conditional instead.

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