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25 Dec 2005, 20:17
Which one is correct sentence? Please explain.

a) I should be very happy if I had nothing to do.
b) I should be vety happy if I have nothing to do.

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25 Dec 2005, 21:12
has / have + verb - is present perfect. You use this to denote an action that had started in the past and is continuing in the present. e.g. He has walked 3 miles a day for the past 3 years

had + verb - is past perfect. It is used to denote that one action completed before the other began. e.g. He had walked for 3 miles a day before he bought his bike.

Based on this, 2 is right

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26 Dec 2005, 03:00
I think that the "I should be happy" needs a subjunctive mood following it, so that the first would be right.

You can write the first sentence in two forms:

I should be very happy if I had nothing to do. Or
I should be very happy if I would have nothing to do.

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26 Dec 2005, 19:56

Could you please explain more why/when do we need 'subjunctive mood'?

What will be complete sentence if I start with "I shall be very happy......"?

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27 Dec 2005, 01:54
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27 Dec 2005, 19:44
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28 Dec 2005, 02:36
Hey,

also
Topic: subjunctive mood
[url]
http://englishplus.com/grammar/contents.htm[/url]

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/index.htm

... and especally
http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/mixedconditional.html

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28 Dec 2005, 20:20
I have just checked my personal mailbox.
Yes I have received two documents.

Thank you so much for providing me documents and links.

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Brajesh

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28 Dec 2005, 20:20
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