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Why is #1 correct and #2 is incorrect?
1. If she has time, she could go to the party.
2. If she has time, she would go to the party.

Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?

3. If she had time, she might go to the party. (This is correct? How come 'might' is not in past tense? How come 'might' is not 'would'? )
4. If she had time, she can go to the party. (How come #3 is correct but #4 is not?)
5. If she had time, she should go to the party. (Is this correct? Why?)
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Why is #1 correct and #2 is incorrect?
1. If she has time, she could go to the party.
2. If she has time, she would go to the party.

Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?

3. If she had time, she might go to the party. (This is correct? How come 'might' is not in past tense? How come 'might' is not 'would'? )
4. If she had time, she can go to the party. (How come #3 is correct but #4 is not?)
5. If she had time, she should go to the party. (Is this correct? Why?)
I am not very sure about the grammatical thingies but i think when you use could, it usually means the past. would can be used in many different ways.

soin my opinion " if she had time, she could go to the party." or "if she has time, she can go to the party."

the second sentence is correct.
the third one could be stated as such " if she had time, she might have gone to the party." OR " if she has time, she might go to the party". I dont think the form you wrote is correct.

the fourth one is similar to the first one.
the fifth can be "If she had time, she should have gone to the party" or " If she has time, she shoudl go to the party."
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Please correct the following:

1-When public transport is better developed, there will no longer be so many cars driving people to
work.
2- The princesse's father was a good man and who was kind.
3- A morality play is where the characters represent virtue and vices.
4- A square is when all four sides are the same length.
5- Why does such disturbing things exist?
6- To be honest, lies must never be told.
7-I do not remember him giving me a present.
8-Passing by the damaged house, a brick fell on my shoulder.
9-My cousin always has and always will be interested in the theatre.
10-The vast extent of the steppes of Central Asia is enormous.
11-Nobody didn't ought to lose their way so easy in a small town.
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my pointless missibles in response to nhpaki's queries

1:When public transport is better developed, there will no longer be as many cars driving people to work.
2:The princess' father was a good and a kind man.
3:A morality play is where the characters play the virtue and the vices.
4- A square is when all four sides are of same length.

5- Why does such disturbing things exist?
6- To be honest, lies must never be told.

7-I do not remember he gave me a present.
8-Passing by the damaged house, a brick fell on my shoulder.
9-My cousin has always and will always be interested in the theatre.
10-The extent of the steppe of Central Asia is enormous.
11-Nobody ought to lose his way so easily in a small town.

Note:- I'm not sure whether(even) a single alteration rendered by me is correct or not, but its a real pity that people subscribing so readily to the pathetic "copy/paste" culture, haven't been realy able to muster their courage to come up with some sort of corrections to the above-mentioned sentences.
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1-When public transport gets better developed, there will no longer be too/as many cars driving people to work.

2- The princess' father was a good and a kind man.

4- A square is a shape whose all four sides are of same length.

5- Why do such disturbing things exist?

6- To be honest, lies should never be told.

7- I do not remember him giving me a present. (I don't think it's wrong)

8- While passing by the damaged house, a brick fell on my shoulder.

9- My cousin always had and always will be interested in the theatre.

10-The extent of the steppes in Central Asia is enormous.

11-Nobody lost/loses his way so easily in a small town.

I don't mean to disagree with anyone. I am just exercising my constitutional right of expressing my views.

People are encouraged to disagree and point out any rectifications if required.

Brother Ever-Green, stay around and play your part. We're all with you!

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7. I do not remember his giving me a present.
9.My cousin has always been and will always be interested in theatre.

11.Nobody did lose his way so easily in a small town.
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Salaam,

Brother Naveed, thanks for the compliments. It's this lovely honour given to worthless members like me that we are regaining courage again and again to face such an enormous bulk of intellectuals on the forum. Besides that, i'm just a member, not a king. The royalty lies with the administrators.

Brother Danyal, thank you so much for stepping in. In fact while I was replying the post I was really confused with sentence number 11.

Can you/anyone please tell me what does the following sentence (number 11) mean?

11.Nobody did lose his way so easily in a small town.

How sure are you about this correction?

7. I do not remember his giving me a present.

Thanks in advance. Stay around and keep the good work up.

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PS: Brother Danyal, I ruminated once again on the other correction suggested by you. And I think i'll have to retreat from the correction I made previously and explicitly approve yours. Thanks a lot!
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Brother Adil, am not sure abt the 11 , but as far as 7 n 9 are concerned I m dead sure abt them...but u see i m such a harmless soul...i m a student n not an authority over the subject...look out for the correct version urself...n do let me know also..

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1-When public transportation is better developed, there will no longer be so many cars driving people to work.
2-The princess' father was a good,kind man.
3-A morality play is where characters represent virtues and vices.
4-A square is a geometric shape where all four sides are of the same length.(the previous one was a terrible statement)
5-Why do such disturbing things exist?
6-Lies must never be told, to be honest.(that was an ackward statment too)
7-I do not remember him giving me a present.(I think it can stand as it is, you can make a contraction....don't...but otherwise it is a sound statement.)
8-As I was passing by the damaged house, a brick fell on my shoulder.
9-My cousin always has and always will be interested in the theatre.(Seems fine)
10-The extent of the steppes of Central Asia are enormous.
11-Nobody ought to lose their way so easily in a small town.

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I have some questions if you don't mind...

1) ..............., he decided not to swim.

a) The lake is very hot

b) the pond being so cold

c) he has been feeling very ill.

d) since the weather is quite good

e) As he doesn't like going out.

The answer key shows "b" is correct.But I don't understand why. that sentence seems wrong to me.( c can be acceptable to me)

2) If you had taken my advice those days, ................ now.

a) you wouldn't be living in the streets.

b) you could be rich.

I know "a" is correct but not "b"?

3) The fact that space exploration has increased since the 1960s .................................................. ....

a) is a representative of our small desire to learn more about our solar system.

b) indicates that we are very enthusiastic to learn about our solar system.

The answer is "a" but I think "b" is correct.

4) ..........everyone developing many different skills, specialization came obout as a result of agriculture and this gave rise

to the beginning of technology.

a) Notwithstanding b) Even though c) Nevertheless d) Although e) Instead of

Which one is correct I couldn't find.

Thanks.
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