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Sentence: Don't you think it's better you catch the package here?

Answer: If you had mailed the package, I would have already received it.

Sentence: Why haven't you hired him, if he was a good guy?

Answer: If he had improved his skills, he would have been hired.

Sentence: Haven't you wanted to reply that questions?

Answer: If we had more time, we would have replied.

Sentence: Are they looking for anybody to hire in his place?

Answer: He hasn't retired yet.

If this sentences make no sense, could you please help me? Thanks.
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Hi,

Sentence: Don't you think it's better you catch the package here?

'Catch the package' sounds wrong. Do you mean 'pick up the package / collect the package'?

Answer: If you had mailed the package, I would have already received it.

This is a very indirect response. More direct would be

eg No, can you please mail it?

Sentence: Why haven't you hired him, if he (is) was a good guy?

Answer: If he had improved his skills, he would have been hired.

This is a formal answer to an informal question.

Sentence: Haven't you wanted to reply to that question s ?

This is a very awkwardly worded question. Less awkward is

eg Didn't you want to reply to that question?

Answer: If we had had more time, we would have replied.

Sentence: Are they looking for anybody to hire in his place?

Answer: He hasn't retired yet.

Clive
Hi Demaryi;

The first 3 answers are examples of third conditional. The main clause makes a statement about something in the past that did not happen.

Sentence 1: I did not receive your package yet.
Sentence 2: The did not hire him.
Sentence 3: We did not reply yet.

So your questions should be matched to the events that did not happen. Your second question is OK, because they did not hire him, and you asked "Why?"

The last answer is not conditional. It is a simple statement. Your question is OK, but does not really match the answer. Begin your question with "Why..."

All the best!
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Thank you very much.

The answers are the base, I have to do the sentences. For that reason the sentences are awkward.

So, do you suggest a differente sentence in the fisrt one?

I can't think in anything!

In the 2nd sentence it would be better if I'd displace "guy" for "man"?
Hi Demaryi,

I assume you want to know whether or not the sentences in bold face type are OK. It would have been easier to help you and give you suggestions if you had told us exactly what your instructions were. For example, I do not know whether the speaker is supposed to be the same in each pair of sentences, or whether each pair of sentences should have two different speakers.

Without knowing exactly what your instructions were, I will have to guess. I have added some suggestions inside the quote.

The last pair of sentences don't make sense together as a stand-alone pair. What were your instructions? All of your other 'answer' sentences were IF sentences. Why wasn't the last one an IF sentence?
demaryiSentence: Don't you think it's better you catch the package here? I haven't received the package yet. / Why didn't you mail the package? // I mailed the package a week ago.
Answer: If you had mailed the package, I would have already received it.

Sentence: Why haven't you hired him, if he was a good guy? He applied for the position again last month, but he wasn't hired. / Why wasn't he hired?
Answer: If he had improved his skills, he would have been hired.

Sentence: Haven't you wanted to reply that questions? We didn't reply. / Why didn't you reply?
Answer: If we had more time, we would have replied.

Sentence: Are they looking for anybody to hire in his place? ????? (Why is he still working?) ?????
Answer: He hasn't retired yet. ?????

If these sentences make no sense, could you please help me? Thanks.
Hi Yankee, thanks. So, I have the answers and I need to write a question for them. But I need, preferably, to use the present perfect, past perfect and the 3rd conditional.
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Could anyone please give me one more suggestion?
Hi,

I'm quite confused now about what you are trying to do, so I'll leave you in the capable hands of others with more patience than I have.Emotion: smile

Clive
CliveHi, I'm quite confused now about what you are trying to do, so I'll leave you in the capable hands of others with more patience than I have. Clive

No Clive, your help was very good. I really appreciate it. I was just thinking of a sentence more appropriate for the first one. Because you said that answer is awkward.
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