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    Wishes

    Is it correct to say in reply to someone's wishes?

    The wishes really came from your heart. And I am real sure God would have listened to them.

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    Re: Wishes

    Hi.

    The second clause needs a liitle work. What about?

    And I am quite sure God would have listened to them if________.

    Hope that helps.


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    Re: Wishes

    "if" means? Is it really necessary to add an if-clause?

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    Re: Wishes

    Well, you have would have there. It's a conditional. You don't need to write in the if-clause, but the reader/listener will know it's there, just not mentioned.


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    Re: Wishes

    Quote Originally Posted by asad hussain View Post
    Is it correct to say in reply to someone's wishes?

    The wishes really came from your heart. And I am real sure God would have listened to them.
    "I am sure that God will have listened to them" is better. "would" gives an uncertain feel to the comment.

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