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Unit 45: Grammar Exercises

Choose the best sentences in which to put would.

Example:
a) If I knew what was going to happen in the future, I would bet a lot of money.
b) I became a poor man when my team lost because I would bet a lot of money on them.
("a" is the correct answer, so you can fill in the circle for "a".)
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1.
a) Dave _____ run if he was younger.
b) Dave _____ run when he was younger.

2.
a) Bob said he _____ cut up some firewood tomorrow.
b) Bob said he _____ cut up some firewood yesterday.

3.
a) I feel I _____ let the team down if I gave up.
b) I thought I _____ let the team down when we lost 21-6.

4.
a) I was told that my mom _____ come by earlier.
b) My mom told me that she _____ come by later tonight.

5.
a) My son told me he _____ quit his job if he fell behind at school.
b) My son told me that he _____ quit his job because it was boring.

6.
a) Sue found a pair of jeans that _____ fit her last month.
b) Sue found a pair of jeans that _____ fit her if she lost 15 pounds.

7.
a) Tom told me that his previous vacation _____ cost a lot of money.
b) Tom told me that his upcoming vacation _____ cost a lot of money.

8.
a) I _____ put the groceries away if I knew where things went.
b) After we had _____ the groceries away, we went for a walk in the park.

9.
a) If I had more time, I _____ read the newspaper.
b) I _____ read the newspaper by the time I had my second cup of coffee.

10.
a) My husband said he _____ set the alarm clock if he went to bed earlier than me.
b) My husband said he _____ set the alarm clock when he went to bed the night before.
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