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    which tense is suitable?

    Please help me with this quiz. Thank you.
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    Choose the most suitable answer.

    As a kid, I was always wishing that I had been born 10 days later, so that I ....(1).... the same birthday as A.Nobel, and so, I ....(2)... somewhat standing out in the crowd.

    (1) :
    A : would have had
    B: would have
    (2) :
    A: could have been
    B: could be

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    Re: which tense is suitable?

    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    Please help me with this quiz. Thank you.
    ==============
    Choose the most suitable answer.

    As a kid, I was always wishing that I had been born 10 days later, so that I ....(1).... the same birthday as A.Nobel, and so, I ....(2)... somewhat standing out in the crowd.

    (1) :
    A : would have had
    B: would have
    (2) :
    A: could have been
    B: could be

    Which answers would you choose?
    2/ is a strange sentence with either option.

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    Re: which tense is suitable?

    Unusual to the point of sounding wrong to me.

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