Unreal past Hello. Can anyone explain me how Unreal Past works? When and how can I use it?
Aug 21, 2018 3:12 PM
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I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail Yes I would, if I could, I surely would I'd rather be a hammer than a nail Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would This is an extract from a famous old song by Simon & Garfunkel (you could easily listen to a version of it on YouTube), which gives very good examples in each line of the unreal past tense. When people say things like: 'If only I had listened to my Mom, I would not have made that mistake' they are using the past unreal tense.
August 21, 2018
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