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    two conditional sentences

    Dear teacher,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following two sentences?

    "But for you we would not be able to see these paintings now."

    "But for Mendoza Chares would not have become a painter."

    Could you convert them in more understandable English?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: two conditional sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teacher,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me your opinion concerning the following two sentences?

    "But for you we would not be able to see these paintings now."

    "But for Mendoza Chares would not have become a painter."

    Could you convert them in more understandable English?

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    Both the sentences are conditional statements using "But for". They are understandable. If you like to make them more simpler, convert the "But for clause" into "If clause" as:
    If it hadn't been for you, we would not have seen these paintings now
    If Mendoza hadn't helped, Chares would not have become a painter.


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    Re: two conditional sentences

    Your sentences could do with a comma after the BUT phrase.

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    Re: two conditional sentences

    Hi paulmoss,

    Thank you for your due amendment.

    There is a link which demonstrate the truth of you’re your note.

    but for: Definition from Answers.com

    Than you again for your backing.

    Regards,

    V.

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