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Exercise; Write sentences beginning If...
1) Kevin is not going to do his driving test now. (fail)
a- If he did his driving test now, he´d fail.
b- If he was going to do his driving test now, he would fail.

2) We´ve decided not to stay at a hotel. (cost too much).
a- If we stayed at a hotel, it would cost too much.
b- If we had decided to stay at a hotel, it would cost too much.

3) Sally isn´t going to leave her job. (not/get another one)
a- If she left her job, she wouldn´t get another one.
b- If Sally was going to leave her job, she wouldn´t get another one.

4) We´ve decided not to invite Ben to the party. (have to invite his friends too)
a- If we invited Ben (to the party), ve´d have to invite his friends too.
b- If we decided to invite Ben to the party, we would have to invite his friends too.

5) I´m not going to tell him what happened. (not / believe me)
a- If I told him what happened, he wouldn´t belive me.
b- If I was going to tell him what happened, he wouldn´t ..

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    In general, whether one uses the simple past tense (e.g, "did") or the pluperfect (e.g., "had done") depends on whether or not the action has already occurred. In 1, 3, 5 the decision/action has not yet occurred definitively, so you use the simple past:

    (1) If he took his driving test, he would fail.
    (3) If she left her job, she wouldn't get another one.
    (5) If I told him what happened, he wouldn't believe me.

    Note that in 1, 3, 5, you can always use the present + future test as well. When you do this, you are "certain" these things will happen ... for sure.

    (1) If he takes his driving test, he will fail.
    (3) If she leaves her job, she won't find another one.
    (5) If I tell him what happened, he won't believe me.

    For (2) and (4), however, note that your main scenario is in the present perfect (meaning that the main action has already occurred. So in this case, I'd use the "pluperfect."

    (2) If we had stayed (or if we had decided to stay) at a hotel, it would *have* cost too much.
    (4) If we had invited Ben to the party (or, if we had decided to invite Ben to the party), we would *have had* to invite his friend too.

    Don't forget the conditional past in the second part of the proposition as well! :)

    Hope this was helpful.

    I think,

    1) a

    2) a

    3) a

    4) a

    5) a

    all of them are "a" :D

    I'm not sure but I think only the A's are correct ... hope it helped

    1 - b
    2 - b
    3 - b
    4 - b
    5 - b

    Hey, all of them are Bs. And there's a mistake in your question:
    are the both answerS correct?

    Here you are :)

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