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Bely Vazquez
would be a shame don´t see you play.? or would be a shame won´t see you play.?
Feb 28, 2011 12:20 AM
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"It would be a shame not to see you play." "Not to see you play" is a noun-clause here; it works as a thing. It answers the "what" in the question, "what would be a shame?" You could also say, "it would be a shame if I didn't see you play". Here, you're using the Second Conditional pattern. This also means it's unlikely you'll miss your friend's playing: you do plan to see him/her play. "It would be a shame that I won't see you play" is incorrect: you're talking about an imagined situation (would be) and a sure prediction (won't/will not) at the same time. This makes no sense. The best fix for this is to start with, "it will be a shame..." and make the missed appointment definite.
February 28, 2011
It would/will be a shame not to see you play.
February 28, 2011
Bely Vazquez
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