Makoto Onhr
Are both OK? If there were 25 hours in a day, I could sleep for one more hour. If there should be 25 hours in a day, I could sleep for one more hour. The second sentence sounds strange or wrong? Thank you.
Nov 2, 2017 12:54 PM
Answers · 10
The firat is good. The second is not. Should is a recommendation and not really an unreal situation.
November 2, 2017
Hey! I think the first sentence sounds good and the second one maybe a bit odd.
November 2, 2017
The second sentence, as it's written, would not be correct. However, with some modifying, it could be. For instance: "If there should be 25 hours in a day, then there also should be an extra hour for sleep." While this may not be the most natural sounding sentence, it's grammatically and logically correct. I hope this helps =)
November 2, 2017
The second one is wrong :)
November 2, 2017
If there should be 25 hours in a day, ... this is definitely wrong!
November 2, 2017
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Makoto Onhr
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English, Japanese
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