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    I would not have come if you could have communicated to me the change in the schedule. You were unable to get me through mobile is just an excuse, in that case you should have called me up on my landline.

    is the above sentence structure is correct?
    Please explain me why I am wrong, error if any?

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    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    I would not have come if you had communicated to me the change in the schedule. Your being unable to get me through my mobile is just an excuse; in that case you should have called me on my landline.

    is the above sentence structure is correct?
    Please explain me why I am wrong, error if any?
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    Thanks for your help 2006. I just want to know the tenses i used is that wrong grammatically?

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    Re: sentence formation I

    It's not just a matter of tense; the correct words also have to be used.

    1...You also could say '...if you would have communicated...', but "...if you had communicated..." is simpler/shorter.

    2..."You were unable to get me..." is incorrect. 'That you were unable to get me...' would be correct.

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    Re: sentence formation I

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    1...You also could say '...if you would have communicated...', but "...if you had communicated..." is simpler/shorter.

    2..."You were unable to get me..." is incorrect. 'That you were unable to get me...' would be correct.
    Thanks for your kind explanation I just need to know that excluding 'that' makes my sentence grammatically incorrect?

    my main concern is I want to know the proper use of woud / should / could, I generally get confused. So I am randomly forming sentences to know if my strudture is correct

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    Re: sentence formation I

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    Thanks for your kind explanation I just need to know that excluding 'that' makes my sentence grammatically incorrect? yes

    my main concern is I want to know the proper use of woud / should / could, I generally get confused. So I am randomly forming sentences to know if my strudture is correct Sorry, that is a big new question, and I need to sleep now.
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    Re: sentence formation I

    Quote Originally Posted by new2grammar View Post
    Thanks for your kind explanation I just need to know that excluding 'that' makes my sentence grammatically incorrect?

    my main concern is I want to know the proper use of woud / should / could, I generally get confused. So I am randomly forming sentences to know if my strudture is correct
    'That'is used as demonsrative pronoun for the sentence 'you were unable to get me.'
    See' modals' grammar glossary.

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