"Mngalienda shule mngalijua kuandika"

Translation:If you had gone to school, you would have known how to write

May 18, 2018



As a non-native English speaker, I am not sure if this sentence is correct or if it should be "If you had gone to school, you would know how to write". Anybody?

May 18, 2018


It's correct if it means at a specific time in the past. Knowing how to write is generally a pretty long-lasting state and you're more likely to talk about your abilities now than at another time, so your sentence would be much more common.

May 20, 2018


And I was looking for the option to say "you would have been known how to write"!

August 6, 2018
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