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#209960 - 03/11/13 12:31 AM If I win / won ...  
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If you win / won 1 million dollars, please give me some.

Which bold word should I use? Thanks.


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#209961 - 03/11/13 01:11 AM Re: If I win / won ... [Re: Lionel Koh]  
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I'd say: If I won a million dollars please give it to me.

This would imply that somebody said you had won the million dollars, and now you want to get paid.

Using win would imply that it might happen in the future.

If I win a million dollars, I am going to live in France.


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#209967 - 03/11/13 03:10 PM Re: If I win / won ... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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#209972 - 03/11/13 06:46 PM Re: If I win / won ... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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I'd say: If I won a million dollars please give it to me.

But if you won a million dollars would you give some to me?
( for a train ticket to come visit you in France f.i.?) cool

#209975 - 03/11/13 10:57 PM Re: If I win / won ... [Re: BranShea]  
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But if you won a million dollars would you give some to me?

But of course.

(for a train ticket to come visit you in France f.i.?)

How did you know I was thinking of moving to France? I work with a fellow who left Paris to work and live in Sunnyvale. I spent two years working in and commuting to Sunnyvale, and I would rather live in Philadelphia or Emden.


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#209985 - 03/12/13 01:34 PM Re: If I win / won ... [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Originally Posted By: zmjezhd

If I win a million dollars, I am going to live in France.

Ah, so this was just an example. Well, Paris is France but France isn't Paris.

#209989 - 03/12/13 06:13 PM Re: tant pis tant mieux [Re: BranShea]  
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Well, Paris is France but France isn't Paris.

I would probably live out in the provinces. Paris is a nice place to visit but not necessarily where I would want to live. (Oh, all right if somebody gave me an apartment in Paris, Id use it as a ]i]pied--terre[/i].


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#210146 - 03/28/13 08:07 PM "The last time I saw Paris ..." [Re: zmjezhd]  
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... was in 1954. I've visited La Belle France many times since, but have absolutely no desire to re-visit that lovely city inhabited by rather unlovely people. The oinhabitants of the rest of France are, by and large, excellent and ffriendly people.
(One might well say all that about London, too! - I was born on London's outskirts, but have emigrated 'up North' and try to avoid visits to the captal as far as possible!)


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#210153 - 03/28/13 10:39 PM Re: "The last time I saw Paris ..." [Re: Rhubarb Commando]  
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One could say the same is true of the
very busy residents of New York City.


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#210168 - 03/29/13 08:57 PM Re: "The last time I saw Paris ..." [Re: Lionel Koh]  
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... and probably of all Capital cities (except Oslo, of course!)


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