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    #1

    Right Now

    If these are not correct, why? What do they mean?

    1. My transmission would have been in better shape right now if I hadn't done it. (I think 'right now' is wrong in this sentence, is it because this sentence is a past conditional sentence?)

    2. My transmission would be in better shape right now if I didn't do it. (Present imaginary conditional?)
    3. My transmission would be in better shape right now if I hadn't done it. (wrong?)

    Thanks.
    Last edited by jack; 10-Jan-2005 at 21:39.

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    #2

    Re: Right Now

    2&3 are fine. The first doesn't work for me for the reason you gave.


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    Re: Right Now


    3. My transmission would be in better shape right now if I hadn't done it. (wrong?)
    That is not wrong? Shouldn't it be like these:
    would have...if....hadn't
    would..if.....didn't

    ... would ... if ... weren't ...
    ... would have ... if ... hadn't been
    Last edited by jack; 11-Jan-2005 at 04:15.

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    Re: Right Now

    It's correct- you did something wrong in the past, but the result is showing now.
    1- My transmission would be in better shape right now if I hadn't done it.
    Current problem caused by past action
    2- My transmission would have been in better shape right now if I hadn't done it.
    Past problem caused by past action


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    #5

    Re: Right Now


    1- My transmission would be in better shape right now if I hadn't done it.
    Current problem caused by past action

    So the one above is not a conditional sentence?

    Thanks.

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