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you can say so if you must

I'm wondering if "you can say so if you must" can be used as a concession in the following. A: I sold everything and moved to Canada with John because I loved him. B: No, you didn't really ...
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Should I add "do" after "As they were supposed to" in this example?

Should I add "do" after "As they were supposed to" in this example? When everybody left the room, Mary and Ann, at last, could talk as two real friends are supposed to (do?).
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Tense simplification: use would, could, might, should to express possibility, uncertainty, etc. in the present

The book Practical English Usage by Michael Swan says: The tense in the subordinate clause tends to be simplified. He gives some examples: (a) If I (would have) had lots of money, I would give some ...
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should vs. have to vs. must in specific context?

In the following situation, which fits best (should or must or have to): I think that it is very important to look after the environment. This means that we should/must/have to cut down the amount of ...