Student or Learner
Would you please help me out with the following difficulties?
(help me out = bail me out ?)
1) It's a story about... THAT (= dont in French ?) we don't know if it is true or false.
(how should this sentence be written please?)
2) position of adverbs: Correct ?
a) He PROBABLY wouldn't have met him.
b) He would PROBABLY not have met him.
c) He would PROBABLY have never met him.
3) mixed conditional ?
If it WERE known it WOULD HAVE BEEN mentioned in the text. (correct ?)
4) since + simple past ?
Shakespeare's plays STARTED to be performed SINCE 1592.
A thousand thanks.
In #2, could I say "he would PROBABLY have NOT met him" instead of "he would PROBABLY NOT have met him" ?
In #4, is it always impossible to use "since" with the simple past?
5) Should I use "throughout" or "during" or both here?
a) "The plays had been / were (?) performed THROUGOUT / DURING the next ten years"
b) "He had acted / had been acting / acted (?) THROUGHOUT / DURING the next ten years"
Good evening, Anglika
In #5 are my both sentences correct but with a different meaning? I didn't quite get the nuance between the 2 prepositions. Would you please explain the difference again?
6) negative past form of "I used do it"
a) I used not to do it
b) I did not use to do it
7) singular or plural:
a) the datE of birth and death is registered / inscribed (?)
b) the datES of birth and death are registered
8) vocabulary + tense:
a) Tom was scared that (?) / feared that his body would be insinerated once he WAS dead.
b) To act out (= perform ?) a play
Othello was first ACTED OUT at the theatre in...
c) early in his career / when he justed started working = a ses débuts ?
d) does the word "play-performer" exist?
A thousand thanks,