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hela



Joined: 02 May 2004
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Location: Tunisia

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:17 pm    Post subject: Past form Reply with quote

Dear teachers,

Would you please tell me what is the past version of this sentence?

"If students are well prepared / have well prepared for their exams, they have / will have nothing to fear."

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"If students were well prepared / had well prepared for their exams, they had / would have had nothing to fear." ?

Thank you for your help.
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Past form Reply with quote

hela wrote:
Dear teachers,

Would you please tell me what is the past version of this sentence?

"If students are well prepared / have well prepared for their exams, they have / will have nothing to fear."

=
"If students were well prepared / had well prepared for their exams, they had / would have had nothing to fear." ?

Thank you for your help.


The first sentence should be "If students are well prepared for their exams, they will have nothing to fear.

The second would be "If students were well prepared for their exams, they would have had nothing to fear." from the choices you gave, but I would prefer

"If the students had been well prepared for their exams, they would have had nothing to fear."
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hela



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Lorikeet Smile

Is it also correct to say:

"If students prepare well for their exams, they will have nothing to fear."

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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that is also okay.
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hela



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Lorikett. Have a nice weekend. Smile
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