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"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
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1st, 2nd, 3rd and 0 Conditional

HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2015 in Conditionals
"The three other prefects certainly laid the blame of this occurrence on Adah, and considered that, if they had conducted the negotiations in her place, they would have been able to manage the refractory Hawthorners."

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  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    http://learnenglishonline.yuku.com/sreply/166476/quotINGquot

    What would Hermine do if she saw her cat dancing alone in the kitchen?

    :-O
  • HelvioHelvio Posts: 1,860 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think that @Hermine shut down the stereo.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,631 mod
    I would think she'd video it and put it on YouTube and Facebook. ;)
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "As Avelyn Watson is one of the central figures of this story, it will be
    well to go back some months, and follow the events which preceded her
    appearance at Silverside. Though apparently trivial enough, they are
    important, because if they had not happened, she would have come to
    school as a day girl instead of a boarder ..."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "... if Daphne had not forgotten her galoshes, and thus brought about the visit of Sir Basil Hunter, the family might have remained town birds to the end of the chapter."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "If there had been time, I'd have written to a music publisher and asked if it would be possible to have a song composed for us."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "If I'd known before I came back, I'd have asked Father to give a term's notice and let me leave at Christmas."
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    "You'll feel weaker still if Hopscotch comes in and finds you with nothing unpacked!"
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If love were all, I should be lonely ...

    http://learnenglishonline.yuku.com/topic/15424
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 8,631 mod
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "... he lives at The Hall, though many think he's no right to be there; and if I'd my way, I'd say an internment camp was the right place for him."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "... the mullein outside the gate made haste to reach the keyhole, that it might peep in and see what was going on. If it had suddenly grown up like a magic bean-stalk, and looked in on a certain June day, it would have seen a droll but pleasant sight ..."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "'I didn't laugh.'

    'You did! Don't you suppose I know what laughing is?'

    'I guess I know I didn't.'

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  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "... the lilacs nodded over the high wall as if they said, 'We could tell fine secrets if we chose'".
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    "'I ran away from a circus,' began Ben, but got no further, for Bab and Betty gave a simultaneous bounce of delight, and both cried out at once:

    'We've been to one! It was splendid!'

    'You wouldn't think so if you knew as much about it as I do,' answered Ben ..."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "If David Watson had not been notoriously careless and forgetful, the events which will be narrated in this chapter might never have happened."
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  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "'If I'd saved a dozen, it wouldn't have half paid for all you've done for my boy, ma'am,' answered Mr. Brown, bursting out from behind the gate quite red with gratitude and pleasure."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "... she might ask,
    'Do I need lipstick?'
    If I said yes,
    she would discretely turn
    and refresh her faded lips."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "If he had been a girl, tears would have blinded his eyes; but being what he was, he merely muttered in anger against himself, 'Hang it all, what a wretched ass I am,' and turning his back on the sea, made his way as fast as he could into the Casino."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "'I do think Angel would surely want me to go, if she knew,' thought Rosemary."
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "Angel said, if she were rich, she'd take me on the loveliest kind of a picnic for Christmas."
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    "'Every girl ought to be provided with a decent fairy godmother,' she gulped. 'If mine did her duty, she'd come to rescue me now. Yes, she would, and be quick about it too!'"
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "It's different from London—quite!' decided Irene, at the end of the jaunt. 'It's lighter and brighter, somehow, and the streets are wider and have more trees planted in them. It's a terrible scurry, and I should be run over if I tried to cross the street.'"
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    "If we don't hurry and get you up quickly to school, we shall miss the boat back to Naples."
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    "'She'd be the beauty of the school if she'd any idea how to use her advantages,' sighed Peachy."
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