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Sentence #16545

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Were you to take it back?

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君はそれを取り返すはずでしたか。
君[きみ] は[] それ[] を[] 取り返す[とりかえす] はず[] でし[] た[] か[] 。[]

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Swift
Sep 8th 2010, 07:45
Jpn: Maybe something like "able to {take/get it back}/{recover it}"?
blay_paul
Sep 8th 2010, 08:50
I think it's OK, although it is a complicated concept for a small sentence.
Swift
Sep 8th 2010, 09:39
In the meaning "were you going to"?
FeuDRenais
Sep 8th 2010, 09:41
This sounds like the subjunctive... in a sentence that doesn't require the subjunctive.
blay_paul
Sep 8th 2010, 09:44
> In the meaning "were you going to"?

More like "Were you (supposed/expected) to take it back?"
FeuDRenais
Sep 8th 2010, 09:49
Ah, ok. That works then.

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