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Peter M's picture
23 April, 2019 - 06:04
Hello sam61, There is no difference in meaning here between the three verb forms (thought, would think and used to think). In this context, all of them describe a regular (not unique) action. ~ '...
Peter M's picture
23 April, 2019 - 06:04
Hello EvgenyAndreev, Both options are possible and there is no difference in meaning in these examples. The by-phrase already contains a sense of 'complete before' so it makes no difference if 'will...
Peter M's picture
23 April, 2019 - 06:04
Hello Crokong, This is an example of an implied conditional used for polite effect: > If you wanted to know then... > If you were wondering then... > If you were to ask me then... ~ Peter...