Ashlie goes for an interview - but her interviewer is more interested in someone else!

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It's great ! I've just created my account, It's fun !!!

Mr.Kirk and Mr.Peter,

I would like to wish you a peaceful New Year with every joy and success in all of your projects.

Deep thanks for your genuine help. God bless you all.

Hi Marwa

On behalf of Peter and the rest of the team, thank you very much and best wishes to you for a peaceful new year!

All the best
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi dears it's me Ali.
How can i download this short clip ,and watch it for many times on my cellphone
Would you please give advice?
Thanks in advance.

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

If they like(ed) her, she could be the star of the next TV ad.
It's the second type of (if conditionals)
We have to put the verb in the past. (like> liked)
Is that right?

Hello Nour,

You're right about the second conditional using a verb in the past after 'if' and then a conditional form in the other clause, e.g. 'If they liked her performance, Ashlie would be very happy'. We use this kind of sentence to speak about something hypothetical or which we think isn't likely.

But here Ashlie uses 'could' to indicate a possibility that she sees as real. Given that she sees it as a real possibility, the first conditional is the correct form here. Using a different conditional verb in the second part of the sentence (e.g. 'If they like her, I would be happy') wouldn't be the best form, but 'could' is a bit different here.

It's great that you noticed this. I hope that helps you understand it.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I forgot to write 'in an advert" in my first sentence.

I'd want to be an athlete who eats some healthy food and promote sustainabilty.
All the family, from parents to children, should look after their pets.

Hi Team.
In this case, Could I rechangeable between Past tense and Present Perfect.
Ashlie : Where did I put my purse? Have you seen my keys?
Stephen : I think I saw them in the kitchen, Ash.
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Ashlie : Where have I put my purse? Did you see my keys?
Stephen : I think I've seen them in the kitchen, Ash.
Could you please explain?
Thank you.

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