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What would you do if you won the lottery?

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,186 mod
edited November 2013 in Conditionals
This is probably one of the most common questions used to get people to think about conditionals. It's useful because, if you play the lottery, you might win it, but it's not likely.

Now, when I say "won the lottery", I mean the jackpot of course. Not 10 pounds for guessing 3 numbers. ;)
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  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    @Hermine - Did you mean seriously?
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,009 mod
    Do you mean instead of `tensely`? I mean strongly, frantically.
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    We'd say "the gain", April, and honestly, if you don't know what to do with too much money, there are people out there who need it! I think if I gained a lot of money I'd surely spend some on reliable associations. $-)
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    @amatsuscribbler Yes, of course, but not only. Of course I guess even with several millions pounds or dollars or any other currency you can't help the whole world - but you can definitely help.
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,037 mod
    edited November 2013
    @Elfish,
    It's not that I don't know what to do with the money, but how to divide because there are a lot of people and organisations in my list to help.
    I expressed my self not very correctly, I think. X_X
    @amatsu, thanks
  • ElfishElfish Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭
    @april Ah OK, I didn't get it at first. You can still keep a bit of money for yourself and family. Travelling can be pleasant, as well as having massages and you need money for that!
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,009 mod
    Marianne, intensely is good. Thank you.
    Let the money come to me.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    edited November 2013
    @Hermine - tensely is an adverb, it means in a tense manner, which would presume a tense situation.

    For example: He walked into the room tensely, not knowing where the murderer might be.

    If you meant intensely, which means in an intense manner. :p

    intensely - extremely earnestly or seriously.

    PS - it was @amatsuscribbler who answered you.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,037 mod
    @Lynne
    Firstly, please forgive me if I don't use Conditionals in my following text as the purpose of this thread is to practice Conditional tenses, right? ;)
    @Elfish
    Thanks Elfish, but it was my mistake.
    If I won the lottery, I would keep a bit for myself; just in case I needed it for reparation of my house or I became ill because that ...; that would need a lot of money, right?
    But concerning my life, well I'm quite happy with it at this moment.
    Not that I have such a fortune, but I can go travelling if I want, I can buy food or clothes or gadgets if I need it (or I just follow a rage buying a new tablet etc -for example- which often happens L-) ) (* Is this also Conditional tense?)
    However, as I said before, if I won the lottery that would be a lot of computations and calculations and a lot of sleepless nights before I could decide who is the first to be helped.
    Hmm, I am nagging now, I think.
    I'd better stop.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 6,009 mod
    Hi Helvio, why on earth will go you to Germany for improving your English? I dream to go to England not to Germany for my English. Maybe you want to hire Lynne as your best teacher.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    edited November 2013
    Why does your house need reparations @April? What have you done to it?

    http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2093990,00.html
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne, the posts are a mess, without chronological order.
    Do you know why?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    edited November 2013
    Yes. Some of them answer the question. Others don't.

    I've popped your 2nd answer back. :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    And the posts that answered the questions, do they obligatory need to stay together?

    I think (if I can think) that the posts might to be on their chronological order, just with the mark [answer] in their side. Of course I understand all about run a forum as well as I understand airplanes. :D
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,037 mod
    edited November 2013
    @Helvio, I've already asked for forgiveness! :)
    @Lynne,
    Just in case Lynne, I could have a leaking roof or I could need a heater engineer........... :))
    BTW, what has the link to do with reparations of my house, Lynne? :-/
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @april,
    Should I ask too? :(
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    edited November 2013
    @April - You don't do reparations, you give them, the article is about reparations to Greece. You repair your house.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    @Helvio,

    When a post is a question, the answers, when they are accepted as such, are given prominence. Unfortunately, that means they get stuck up at the top.

  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,037 mod
    edited November 2013
    Thanks @ Lynne, but still ... oh okay, I see it now, \m/
    I'm lucky, I still can edit my post, :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I understand that @Lynne, I just thought if the posts stayed in their original sequence it would be most friendly and good to read.

    It can also be just a adapting issue.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,186 mod
    @Helvio,

    In most areas the posts will "flow", just watch out for any topics that are "questions". I will mark the first "answer" so that I can correct it for you. :)
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @Lynne, excuse my impertinence. :)
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