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Is the following sentence correct grammatically?

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Is the following sentence correct grammatically?

Post by Tomlevpt » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:51 pm

“The parties are hosted by older men who wouldn’t drink alcohol when they were younger.”

(Notice the usage of the word “would” in this context)

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Re: Is the following sentence correct grammatically?

Post by Alan » Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:17 am

Yes, it is correct, but on account of the multiple meanings of 'would' not felicitously phrased.

I would suggest instead: '...who DID not drink...'

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