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    Some questions

    which one is correct?

    1.a. This item is not on the list.
    1.b. This item is not in the list.

    2.a. Everyone has their own dream.
    2.b. Everyone has his own dream.

    3.a. If you were me, what will you do?
    3.b. If you are me, what will you do?

    4.a. hope/wish your dream came true.
    5.a. hope/wish your dream come true.

    please guide..thank you

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: Some questions

    If you register, you will be notified by email when an answer is posted.

    Both of these are correct:
    1.a. This item is not on the list. <more common, commoner>
    1.b. This item is not in the list.

    Both of these are acceptable, but 2b follows traditional grammar rules:
    2.a. Everyone has their own dream.
    2.b. Everyone has his/her own dream.

    Try, what would you do? 3a is correct:
    3.a. If you were me, what would you do?
    3.b. If you are me, what would you do? <Try, Let's say, you are me...>

    Both are incorrect:
    4.a. hope/wish your dream came true.
    5.a. hope/wish your dream come true. <Try, I hope your dream comes true.>

    All the best.

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    Re: Some questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Both are incorrect:
    4.a. hope/wish your dream came true.
    5.a. hope/wish your dream come true. <Try, I hope your dream comes true.>
    All the best.
    can we use past tense after 'wish' or 'hope' like:
    wish you were here
    wish i could fly
    wish i could win

    and may i know what is the difference between:
    a. I have already submitted the registration form.
    b. I had already submmited the registration form.

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    Re: Some questions

    Welcome, brennan.

    These are correct:

    I wish you were here.
    I wish I could fly.
    I wish I could win.


    Below, a. 'have submitted' is called the present perfect, and that verb form refers to a period of time that stretched from some unknown or unmentioned time the past to the very present now.

    a. I have already submitted the registration form.

    The present perfect is used when it is not important when something happened. It's the event, the action, like submitting the registration form that's important. If you want to express when something happened, use the simple past, just 'submitted', not 'have submitted'.

    The past perfect, b. 'had submitted', connects two events in the past. That is, two things happen one after the other. Here, 'had submitted' happened first, 'noticed' happend next:

    b. I had already submitted the registration form before I noticed the mistake I made.

    The first thing that happens takes the past perfect form, like 'had submitted', and the second thing that happens takes the simple past. For example, I had eaten dinner before I did my homework.

    Event #1
    I ate dinner => I had eaten dinner. (Change from past to past perfect)

    Event #2
    I did my homework => I did my homework (No change)

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Some questions

    wow, nice explaination...

    thanks

  6. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: Some questions

    You're most welcome, brennan.

    Correction
    explanation

  7. brennan's Avatar

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    Re: Some questions

    sorry for the typing mistake
    and thank you for the correction

  8. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: Some questions

    We all make mistakes.

    You're most welcome.

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