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    Re: How much money?

    Silver, you don't need found out there. In fact, the question is always phrased this way:

    What would you do if you won the lottery?
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    #12

    Re: How much money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Silver, you don't need found out there. In fact, the question is always phrased this way:

    What would you do if you won the lottery?
    Yup. Exactly. You beat me to it.

    And I'd answer, "It depends on how much I won."
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #13

    Re: How much money?

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Use the past perfect.
    Would you please explain why the past tense is wrong?

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    #14

    Re: How much money?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    I noticed teechar's correction of my first sentence is "What would you do if you found out you won the lottery?" while emsr2d2's is "What would you do if you found out you'd won the lottery?"
    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Would you please explain why the past tense is wrong?
    The winning happened before you found out about it. The past perfect establishes this timeline.
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