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1-He wishes he ...... his PhD next month.
( would get / will get / gets / had got )

2- My friend told me that he ( didn't take/ hadn't taken/ wouldn't take) the visa to the US until he had paid for it.

3- You can't compare (between/ with/ to/ in) these two cities - they are completely different.

My answer

1- would get

2- didn't take

Is 'hadn't taken' OK, too? I know that we sometimes keep tenses unchanged, but I want to make sure.

3- between

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Where did you get these questions? They are not very natural English.

1. He hopes to get his PhD next month.
2. My friend told me that he wouldn't take the visa to ... / hadn't taken the visa to ... / didn't take the visa to .... (All three are possible.)
3. You can't compare these two cities. [No preposition.] They are completely different.

CJ

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For #2. you don't take a vise. you get or obtain a visa.

'obtain the visa to the US'? (rather than 'take it to the US'?)

I don't understand.

CJ

2- My friend told me that he ( didn't take/ hadn't taken/ wouldn't take) the visa to the US until he had paid for it.

Surely you don't obtain a visa until you pay for it, so I don't see how you could even consider taking it to the US before you pay for it.

It's also very odd to talk about taking a visa to the US. It's much more natural to talk about going to the US.

I'm going to the US next month sounds fine.

I'm taking a visa to the US next month sounds strange to me.

I wonder if the writer is trying to use 'take' in somekind of special sense, just as we say eg 'take an exam' or eg 'take offence'.

Clive

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CliveI'm taking a visa to the US next month sounds strange to me.

It did to me too, but then I thought maybe it was for somebody else.

It's strange, but remotely possible.

CliveI wonder if the writer is trying to use 'take' in somekind of special sense, just as we say eg 'take an exam' or eg 'take offence'.

Ah. I think that's it. So maybe 'get a visa so I can go to the US'?

'... he wouldn't get a visa to go to the US until he had saved enough money to pay for it.' Emotion: thinking

Quite a twisted sentence in any case. Emotion: smile

CJ