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    one sentence - is it right?

    If I could I would turn back time to 20 years ago.


    Does this form seem right to you, guys?

    Or what about?: If I could I would turn back time 20 years earlier.




    thanks for your help

    jirikoo


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    Re: one sentence - is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    If I could I would turn back time to 20 years ago.


    Does this form seem right to you, guys?

    Or what about?: If I could I would turn back time 20 years earlier.




    thanks for your help

    jirikoo
    The first sentence is ok, but I would rephrase it :

    If I could, I would turn time back by twenty years.

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    #3

    Re: one sentence - is it right?

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    If I could I would turn back time to 20 years ago.


    Does this form seem right to you, guys?

    Or what about?: If I could I would turn back time 20 years earlier.




    thanks for your help

    jirikoo
    I've found "turn back time to a week ago" on Cae so I think the first way is right one.
    I don't know if I should post a new thread but does "turn back time" mean the same as "go back in time", please?
    just a student.

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