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    #51
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    Hi, Sabrina. May I ask which grammar book that came from? Those are pretty good rules of thumb, but they can be a bit misleading.

    Mike,

    The grammar book is published by Pearson Education. Betty Schrampfer Azar.

    I learned subjuctive mood by these rules. It's hard to figure out the condition, say, when to use would/would+pp/simple present... we have subjuctive mood, but not as complicated as English. So I have to learn by memorizing the rules. Your elaborate explanation is very clear and helpful, but it still takes me time to comprehend, so I printed them out.

    If i have further question, pls don't feel bothered. WE NEED YOUR HELP.


    Anyway, got to go to bed. Wish you have a wonderful weekend.


    sabrina
    I've heard good things about Azar's book. I didn't mean to be too critical.
    We are never "bothered" by your questions. Those are what draw us here. :D


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    #52
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Hi, Sabrina. May I ask which grammar book that came from? Those are pretty good rules of thumb, but they can be a bit misleading.

    Mike,

    The grammar book is published by Pearson Education. Betty Schrampfer Azar.

    I learned subjuctive mood by these rules. It's hard to figure out the condition, say, when to use would/would+pp/simple present... we have subjuctive mood, but not as complicated as English. So I have to learn by memorizing the rules. Your elaborate explanation is very clear and helpful, but it still takes me time to comprehend, so I printed them out.

    If i have further question, pls don't feel bothered. WE NEED YOUR HELP.


    Anyway, got to go to bed. Wish you have a wonderful weekend.


    sabrina
    I've heard good things about Azar's book. I didn't mean to be too critical.
    We are never "bothered" by your questions. Those are what draw us here. :D

    May i ask are you an English Professor at school? As a native speaker, I think you are really great in explaining language in linguistic terms.

    sabrina

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    #53
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    May i ask are you an English Professor at school? As a native speaker, I think you are really great in explaining language in linguistic terms.

    sabrina
    No, Sabrina. I am a veterinarian. English (grammar and words) is a hobby for me. I enjoy helping people to learn English. :D


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    #54
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    May i ask are you an English Professor at school? As a native speaker, I think you are really great in explaining language in linguistic terms.

    sabrina
    No, Sabrina. I am a veterinarian. English (grammar and words) is a hobby for me. I enjoy helping people to learn English. :D

    WOW VERY IMPRESSIVE.


    sabrina

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    #55
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi

    May i ask are you an English Professor at school? As a native speaker, I think you are really great in explaining language in linguistic terms.

    sabrina
    No, Sabrina. I am a veterinarian. English (grammar and words) is a hobby for me. I enjoy helping people to learn English. :D

    WOW VERY IMPRESSIVE.


    sabrina


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    #56
    I would had just killed him. <--is this incorrect? if so, why?

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    #57
    It should be 'would have just killed'. 'Would' is followed by an infinitive without 'to'.


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    #58
    "How you do this?" <--incorrect? why, it sounds correct?
    "How'd you do this?" <--correct? why? (How'd = how would?)


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    #59
    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. I don't think you would want to paid for it? (Imaginary?)
    2. I don't think you will want to paid for it? (Does this mean in the future? Something that will happen?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Are these correct? What do they mean?

    1. I don't think you would want to paid for it? (Imaginary?)
    2. I don't think you will want to paid for it? (Does this mean in the future? Something that will happen?)
    I don't think that you'd want to pay for it, (if....) Conditional
    I don't think that you'll want to pay for it. Future

    Note that, to-infinitives take an infinitive verb form: to pay, not to paid. :wink:

    All the best, :D

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