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Is there such a sentence with "s" ("which allows me to ....")?

I'm talking about myself, it means I'm talking in first person (singular)

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"I have a car, which allows me to take myself from point A to point B." Am I not understanding what you're asking? –  Kosmonaut Jun 24 '11 at 21:51

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Generally speaking, "would have" is used for the subjunctive case, i.e. you are discussing a hypothetical situation. "Which would allow" is an extension of the subjunctive situation being discussed:

I have a bicycle. If I could afford it, I would have a car, which would allow me to travel a lot faster.

The "which allows" construction is simple present tense, talking about an actual situation, so you need to eliminate the subjunctive from the entire discussion:

I used to have a bicycle. Now I have a car, which allows me to travel a lot faster.

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great explain, thanks! –  genesis Jun 24 '11 at 21:52

Either "which allows" or "which would allow" (if you use a modal such as 'would', then this is followed by an infinitive, but if you use a normal verb then the agreement is with "which", which is works as though it is third person [singular] in this case).

At the start of your sentence, I wonder if you mean "I'd like to have a car..."?

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I meant something like "In case I would have a car ......" –  genesis Jun 24 '11 at 21:41

Placing faster at the end of this sentence is kind of obscure, I'd modify the sentence to:

I would have a car, which would allow me to travel faster from point A to point B.

Other than that, I don't see any grammatical errors in the sentence.

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great explain, thanks :) However I think Hellion answered better. But you're good enough, too :) Thank you. Better luck next time :) –  genesis Jun 24 '11 at 21:53

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