Friday, 1 June 2012

I said I would...

This is something that often comes up in class.

"I said (that) I would (do...)"

It is a very useful phrase to remember for talking about the past. It is usually used to talk about past plans you had which didn't happen in the end.

"I said (that) I would meet her at the station but she didn't show up"

"I said (that) I wanted to be a pilot but I failed the exams"

It is used often when talking about others' promises to you which were broken...

"My wife said (that) she would buy me a new coat for my birthday but she didn't"

Please try to make your own sentences with the phrase and try to use it in conversation

Thanks

2 comments:

Yae Maeda said...

Is this correct?

"I said the class would start on Monday but it was holiday."

ワイティング オスカ said...

Hi !!
It is very close...should be -

"I said the class would start on Monday but it was a holiday"

or maybe...

"I was told the class would start on Monday but it was a holiday"

Thanks for the comment...#1

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