Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    I'm trying to say to a friend that when I did my dissertation (last year) this would have been my last week before the deadline.

    The problem is that (as far as I know) the sentence "this would be my last week when I did it" doesn't make any sense grammatically.

    Can anyone think of a better way to say this in only one sentence? I will probably choose the shortest answer you guys can come up with 😎
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    Very Important Poster
    Welcome Squad
    A year ago, this would have been the last week before my deadline works fine.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xylas)
    I'm trying to say to a friend that when I did my dissertation (last year) this would have been my last week before the deadline.

    The problem is that (as far as I know) the sentence "this would be my last week when I did it" doesn't make any sense grammatically.

    Can anyone think of a better way to say this in only one sentence? I will probably choose the shortest answer you guys can come up with 😎
    The arcane answer above is good but you good also go with

    This time last year I was in the last week before my dissertation deadline.

    or

    This time last year was the last week before my dissertation deadline.
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    A year ago, this would have been my last week before the deadline works fine.
    Random greetings and compliments. :hi:
    Offline

    13
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by xylas)
    I'm trying to say to a friend that when I did my dissertation (last year) this would have been my last week before the deadline.

    The problem is that (as far as I know) the sentence "this would be my last week when I did it" doesn't make any sense grammatically.

    Can anyone think of a better way to say this in only one sentence? I will probably choose the shortest answer you guys can come up with 😎

    Some good suggestions, above: also consider "This time last year I had a week to submit my dissertation."
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    This time last year I was a week away from my dissertation deadline.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Whether or not you have a sense of modality with 'would' really depends on the emphasis of the sentence, whether you are merely observing the fact that at this time last year it was a week before the deadline, or expressing an implied counter factual, i.e 'had the current time been a year ago, you would have had a week before the deadline'.


    Posted from TSR Mobile
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Useful resources
    Bizarre things students have spent their loans onThings you should budget for at uni

    Sponsored features:

    Making money from your own website

    Need some cash?

    How to make money running your own website.

    Bianca Miller, runner-up on The Apprentice

    Handle your digital footprint

    What would an employer find out about you on Google? Find out how to take control.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.