Lesson Three. A Good Samaritan (Grammar in Use). It takes + O + (time) + to V. take 花費（多少）時間 it 虛主詞，代替後面的不定詞（真主詞） We spent much time finish ing the homework. It took us much time to finish the homework. We spent four hours driv ing back to Yunlin.
A Good Samaritan
(Grammar in Use)
It took us much time to finish the homework.
It took us four hours to drive back to Yunlin.
→ It will take me at least two weeks to work on this difficult project.
→ It did not take us too much time to complete this easy task.
→ It took Tracy five days to tour the city.
→ I won’t be able to go to your party if it takes me a long time to do this experiment.
→ How much time does it usually take youto prepare for your final exams?
與現在事實相反If + S1 + were / V1-ed / Aux V1…, S2 + would / could / should / might + V2… ex:If I were you, I would pay Paris a visit.ex: If it did not rain, we could go out camping.
If + S1 + had (not) Vpp…, S2 + should / would / could/might (+not) + have Vpp…
ex:If she had not gone to swim in the sea, she would not have been dead.
→ If Polly had gone to bed early last night, she would not have been late for school.
→ If George had not helped Mary with her homework, she could not have finished it on time.
→ If Albert had worn a winter coat, he would not have caught a cold.
→ If it had not rained all day long, we would not have stayed at home.
had not gotten up late
had had an umbrella with me
my teacher wouldn’t have been angry and punished me
would not have failed it
hadn’t forgotten to bring my money with me
could have bought the book