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"Вона могла сказати так, але не сказала."

Translation:She could say yes, but she did not.

October 26, 2017



Minor points, but in the interest of trying to be helpful, the correct solution "She could have said yes but she didn't" is missing the terminal period and a comma after "yes."


"She could say yes, but she did not" doesn't make sense to me. "She could say" implies something she hasn't done yet, no? Wouldn't it be more appropriate to say, "she could have said yes, but she didn't" ?


In my opinion, it would be more appropriate to write "She could say so ...." (she could do it, but did not). In a previous post, I wrote the difference between “сказати "Так!” and the “сказати так” in Ukrainian and Russian


Why is "She could have said Yes, but she did not" not accepted. "сказати" is perfective is it not ?. What am I not understanding?


Incorrect English translation. She could say yes = Вона могла сказати "Так!" (in Russian: Она могла сказать "Да") but Вона могла сказати так = She could say so


The English grammar is incorrect. It should be "she could have said yes".

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    I wrote "She could have said yes, but she didn't" past tense.

    The suggested answer was "She could say yes, but she did not." past tense

    So which is it present or past?


    "She could say yes" is a stand alone speculative of the future. "She could have said yes" is postulating a past occurrence. The "correct" solution has a tense conflict between the two segments.

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      I'm asking about the Ukrainian. I understand the English. Thanks.


      I agree with Jeff448012. The English grammar is incorrect. Since the action actually took place (i.e., she did not say yes), the modal must be a past modal -- She could have said yes.


      I think a more precise translation would be "...but she didn't say it"


      This whole exercise seems fraught with issues. Так can be used in so many different ways, how are we to know the corresponding English word. The addition of "she" in the second part appears to be an ad-lib to satisfy someone's idea of correct. The sentence would be grammatically correct without this insertion. The correct solutions should also include SO, THAT, THIS besides YES.


      Why is 'She could say yes but said no.' incorrect?


      Write "Вона могла сказати "Так", але не сказала" Because "Вона могла сказати так, але не сказала" sounds like "she could to say SUCH, but she didn't"

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