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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[キミ] は[ハ] それ[ソレ] を[ヲ] 取り返す[トリカエス] はず[ハズ] でし[デシ] た[タ] か[カ] 。[。]

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

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

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