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    if I'd have known

    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could have a look for me at this sentence: "It means if I'd have known that this is how this whole thing was going to turn out;"
    I am just a little confused about this "if I'd have known", it means "if I had have known", or "if I would have known" ? I think I am just stuck here, so...

    Thanks for your help.


    Hale: You think she knows about the kid?
    Paul: We don't know that.
    H: We shouldn't have lied. Shouldn't have told her we had the kid.
    P: What is it you don't understand? We tell her that kid got away, you and I, we are not here right now.
    H: I swear to god, it just get deeper and deeper.
    P: What is that supposed to mean?
    H: It means if I'd have known that this is how this whole thing was going to turn out; I would've gotten some job with the feds. Push pencils, drink coffee all day long behind a desk. God, that sounds good.

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    Re: if I'd have known

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Hi,

    I was wondering if someone could have a look for me at this sentence: "It means if I'd have known that this is how this whole thing was going to turn out;"
    I am just a little confused about this "if I'd have known", it means "if I had have known", or "if I would have known" ? I think I am just stuck here, so...

    Thanks for your help.


    Hale: You think she knows about the kid?
    Paul: We don't know that.
    H: We shouldn't have lied. Shouldn't have told her we had the kid.
    P: What is it you don't understand? We tell her that kid got away, you and I, we are not here right now.
    H: I swear to god, it just get deeper and deeper.
    P: What is that supposed to mean?
    H: It means if I'd have known that this is how this whole thing was going to turn out; I would've gotten some job with the feds. Push pencils, drink coffee all day long behind a desk. God, that sounds good.
    You can use "if I had known ... " or "had I known ... "


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    Re: if I'd have known

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You can use "if I had known ... " or "had I known ... "
    Hi, Raymott,

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes, I just thought in the same way, as you said, Hale would say "It means if I had known that this is how this whole thing was going to turn out." But all the scripts I got from the website show that Hale says, "It means if I'd have known that this is how this whole thing was going to turn out."

    I do not know what does he exactly say when I heard this one. So, okay, let me offer you a MP3 clip, I hope you could take a "hearing" for me.
    Last edited by XINLAI-UE; 07-Nov-2008 at 12:30.

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    Hi
    Not a teacher.. But I think the sentence ''if I'd have known'' means ''if I would have known''
    You may take help from others.

    thanks for reading my response
    take care


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    Re: if I'd have known

    ....Raymott, it seems I can not open this attached files, it says there is some kind of error occurrd.

    If you can not open it either, let me know, I will upload again. !


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    Re: if I'd have known

    Quote Originally Posted by Simar Kharbanda View Post
    Hi
    Not a teacher.. But I think the sentence ''if I'd have known'' means ''if I would have known''
    You may take help from others.

    thanks for reading my response
    take care

    But still thanks for your opinion.

    By the way, I was wondering if you could have a try for me to see whether the attached files I uploaded is able to be played. Thank you.

    It seems I can not open it...

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    Post Re: if I'd have known

    Hey
    No I'm not able to open the file either..


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    Re: if I'd have known

    Okay, Raymott, this one works.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: if I'd have known

    Quote Originally Posted by XINLAI-UE View Post
    Okay, Raymott, this one works.
    Yes, he says, "If I'd 'a known" i.e. "If I'd have known". This might be acceptable in some parts of America. But it's not currently Standard English.
    Don't be surprised if not everything that comes out of Hollywood is in SE.


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    Re: if I'd have known

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Yes, he says, "If I'd 'a known" i.e. "If I'd have known". This might be acceptable in some parts of America. But it's not currently Standard English.
    Don't be surprised if not everything that comes out of Hollywood is in SE.

    Hi, Raymott,

    I am sorry for a late reply. Thank you. And I still do not know that "If I'd have known" refers to " If I had have known", or " If I would have known".

    I think it would be " If I would have known", because I have never seen a tense like - had have done. But I am not pretty sure, so...

    What is your opinion?

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