"Mngalienda shule mngalijua kuandika"

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

May 18, 2018

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/vitoreiji

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

https://www.duolingo.com/AGreatUserName

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

https://www.duolingo.com/Ben138225

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

August 6, 2018
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