Conditional sentences as a Style of Life

I entered the university in the Soviet Union and graduated in the Russian Federation. My studies coincided with one of the most painful periods in the history of my country. Conditional sentences were our favourite grammar structure: “If only we had a copier…”. Or: “If only we had enough copies of books…”. Each cassette, book or film brought from abroad was a treasured possession, and we made the most of every page, leaflet, postcard we could get. Life has changed so much since then, and access to information in foreign languages is no longer a problem.

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