He would have beaten Tom if he knew that Tom was going to school
He would beat Tom if he knew that Tom was going to school
- MeeLv 510 年前最愛解答
First, please understand that we don't have such structure in Chinese, so it is better not to think in terms of Chinese sentence structure.
The second sentence is wrong because
'would beat' refers to the future [would + bare infinitive] (a possible future action) but 'if he knew that Tom was going to school' talks about the past.
means 'if he knew that Tom was going to school', he would have beaten Tom [would have + past participle] (a possible past action that he did not do). But he didn't beat Tom, because he didn't know that Tom was going to school.
Hope the explanation is useful.
- 10 年前
2011-07-04 13:14:26 補充：
“有可能將來式” 不能與過去式並存資料來源： 自已
- 10 年前
2011-07-04 10:26:13 補充：
第2句並無表示(也有可能Tom每次去學校都要被打)資料來源： , 字典&我叫聖瑋