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One time, I took my family on a camping trip in a jungle and on the second day, wildfires broke out and the sky was filled with smoke and ashes and the fires were heading in our direction. Fortunately, in order to reach us, the fires would have to jump over the river near our camp which was 10 metres wide. It was a " ?? " experience.

1. Are there any mistakes?

2. How would you describe the experience? Any suggestions on the adjectives before experience?

Thanks a lot!
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Hi,

One time, I took my family on a camping trip in a jungle and on the second day, wildfires broke out and the sky was filled with smoke and ashes and the fires were heading in our direction. Fortunately, in order to reach us, the fires would have to jump over the river near our camp which was 10 metres wide. It was a " ?? " experience.

Once I took my family on a camping trip in the jungle. On the second day, wildfires broke out, the sky filled with smoke and ashes, and the fires headed in our direction. Fortunately, in order to reach us, the fires would have had to jump over the river near our camp, which was 10 metres wide. It was a " ?? " experience.

1. Are there any mistakes?

I wonder if you mean 'forest' rather than 'jungle'?

2. How would you describe the experience? Any suggestions on the adjectives before experience? Frightening or terrifying.

Best wishes, Clive
Let's say we took a boat to a remote island. Would you say "a jungle", "the jungle", "a forest", or the forest"?

Also, why "had" is needed in "the fires would have had "? How do you interpret the phrase without "had"?

Thanks!
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New2grammar,

One day, I took my family to a jungle (just a wooded island?) for camping.
On the second day, wildfires broke out and the sky was filled with smoke and ashes. The flames were headed toward us, but fortunately, we were safe because there was a 10-meter-wide river right ahead.
It was a frightening experience for us.


I know it's labeled jungle. But what do you think?
New2grammar,

Why don't you call it "a jungle-like island," then?
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Maybe I'll create a new thread to discuss this. Thanks for your suggestion.
I'm very bad with explaining conditionals, but basically, it was in the past, so it needs the "had."

Future: Once we have our new telephone system, to reach the receptionaist, you will have to...

Current/general: To reach the receptionist, you have to...

Past: With that old system, to have reached the receptionist (which you never did), you would have had to...
Believe it or not, I totally get you. Good Job!Ummm...by the way, can I say "get you" ? It sounds like it means "catch you literally"
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