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Hello everybody,

Since I gave up my English classes because of the entrance exams, I am trying to learn English by myself with the books I have. So, would you mind correcting these sentences?:)

1. Well, I wouldn't have started arguing if you hadn't!
2. I know we don't have enough money to buy that BMW. I just with we could.
3. She was very tired by the time we got home, and so were we. And so? Is it a linking word?:S
4. I'd better leave now, and so should you.
5. I know they said it wasn't going to rain today, but I don't trust them - I still think it will.
6. She swore that she'd never touched the papers, but I knew that she did.
7. You told me ou might apply for that job. I wish you did. It would be wonderful if you got it.
8. Just think, we might win 500 million! But what would we do with it if we did? Would "won" be possible here? ..and why is it 500 million and not 500 millions?:S
9. If you fry chips using a high heat they go crisp, but if you use a low heat they won't.
10 I thought we might take a trip to the beach tomorrow, but if it rains we won't.

My answers are in pink, thanks in advance!:)
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I just wish we could.

so = we were the same way (tired)

no won
Thanks Marius Hancu!:)

Oupss..and what about the one of the "500 million"? Why isn't it "500 millions"?:)

Thanks in advance!
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PuccaHello everybody,

Since I gave up my English classes because of the entrance exams, I am trying to learn English by myself with the books I have. So, would you mind correcting these sentences?:)
My answers are in pink, thanks in advance!:)
This is my take:
1. Well, I wouldn't have started arguing if you hadn't! Yes

2. I know we don't have enough money to buy that BMW. I just with we could. Yes

3. She was very tired by the time we got home, and so were we. And so? Is it a linking word/ a conjunction

4. I'd better leave now, and so [had] / should you. (I had better... so had you)
5. I know they said it wasn't going to rain today, but I don't trust them - I still think it will. Yes
6. She swore that she'd never touched the papers, but I knew that she did. Yes
7. You told me ou might apply for that job. I wish you did. It would be wonderful if you got it. I would say "had"
8. Just think, we might win 500 million! But what would we do with it if we [had won] did? Would "won" be possible here? ..and why is it 500 million and not 500 millions?:S
9. If you fry chips using a high heat they go crisp, but if you use a low heat they won't. (to be correct with paralellism, use "do".
10 I thought we would might take a trip to the beach tomorrow, but if it rains we won't. ok - Might sound ok but seems to have a little agreement problem to me.
Hi Pucca

Number 2 would be better with did ("I wish we did have enough money")
Number 6 would be better with had (instead of did).
Number 7 would be better with would (instead of did).
Number 8 would be quite normal with did (it means "did win"). You can never say "500 millions"! Emotion: surprise
Number 9 would be better with don't. Keep both halves of the sentence as a "zero conditional".
7. You told me you might apply for that job. I wish you did. It would be wonderful if you got it. I would say "had" Why had? I don't understand it, "you did apply for the job" "you had apply for the job", are both correct?Emotion: thinking
9. If you fry chips using a high heat they go crisp, but if you use a low heat they won't. (to be correct with paralellism, use "do". Ok, I think I understand this one, it's because you can introduce "do" in the sentence, right?

Goodman, thanks for your help!:)

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Hello Yankee!:)
YankeeNumber 8 would be quite normal with did (it means "did win"). You can never say "500 millions"! Emotion: surprise
Why can't I?:Emotion: surprise hmm..because it's uncountable?:S

Zero conditional? What does it mean?

Thanks in advance for your help!:)
Hi Goodman

The last two sentences in number 7 refer to the future. If you used the word had in the second sentence, then the third sentence would have to be changed to "It would have been wonderful if you had gotten it."

Number 8 also refers to the future, so "had won" is not possible since that would be the same as a type 3 conditional (i.e. referring to the past).
Pucca
7. You told me you might apply for that job. I wish you did. It would be wonderful if you got it. I would say "had"

Goodman, thanks for your help!:)


>>Why had? I don't understand it, "you did apply for the job" "you had apply for the job", are both correct?Emotion: thinking

When we have conditional sentence or even sentences sounding conditional, aux words can be tricky. I used "had" to reflect the tone " I wished that you ahd applied".Emotion: embarrassed

9. If you fry chips using a high heat they go crisp, but if you use a low heat they won't. (to be correct with paralellism, use "do".>>>Ok, I think I understand this one, it's because you can introduce "do" in the sentence, right?

Actually, I meant "don't". I have this mental block sometimes when I tried to mean "don't" but iended typing "do".[:$]


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