+0

Hello,

Does the sentence "If we had known yesterday that if we chose to go outside, we would have to stay at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it" make sense?


Thanks for any replies!

Comments  

To me, it makes sense, but I don't really know if you could use such nesting to express the meaning. It might not sound that clear to the listener, though. It needs correcting too, I think.

anonymousIf we had known yesterday that if we chose to go outside yesterday, we would have to stay at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it.

I'd also say:

If we had known that if we chose to go outside yesterday, we would be staying at home today, we wouldn't have chosen that.

or

I'm thinking to make it simple and clearer by having only one If clause and adding a gerund.

If we had known that going outside yesterday would keep us at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it.

or

If we had known that going outside yesterday would have kept us at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it.

or I'd omit the gerund:

If we had known that our choice yesterday would have kept us at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it.


I'm just trying. I'm really unsure of all of them.

anonymousDoes the sentence "If we had known yesterday that if we chose to go outside, we would have to stay at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it" make sense?

Yes, except the choice is between going outside and staying inside or staying in the house, not going outside and staying at home.

Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
anonymous"If we had known yesterday that if we chose to go outside, we would have to stay at home today, we wouldn't have chosen it"

I've got to admit that the sentence is confusing.

If we had known X yesterday, we wouldn't have chosen X.

X = that if we chose to go outside, we would have to stay at home today

Is it like that?