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13:26 Nov 23, 2013
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / general language question
English term or phrase: so that
Are both these sentences correct? Is the meaning different? "I hoped that you would ship goods so that we would save money". "I hoped that you would ship goods so that we would have saved money".
vania_t
Italy
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Summary of answers provided
4 -2Both atatements are incorrect
acetran


Discussion entries: 13





  

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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -2
Both atatements are incorrect


Explanation:
Ist sentence: Both "thats"are redundant.
IInd sentence: Incorrect grammatically.

acetran
Native speaker of: Native in HindiHindi, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Notes to answerer
Asker: whi is the IInd incorrect?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Tony M: While it is easy to find room for improvement in both examples, neither is actually downright incorrect, and I think it is potentially misleading to suggest that might be the case.
27 mins

disagree  Tom in London: I agree with Tony. And you misspelled "statements".
36 mins

neutral  Sheila Wilson: Both occurrences of "that" in the first example are optional but not incorrect
58 mins

neutral  Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz: Both are incorrect, though for a different reason. The double 'would' makes them so.
4 hrs
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