caught in an ambush

VicNicSor

Banned
Russian
Hello, all,

We are a police squad, were sent to carry out a mission, but were caught in an ambush. Now we're reporting to the chief of police:

We didn't think we could be caught in an ambush :tick:
We didn't think that we could be caught in an ambush:tick:
We didn't think of being caught in an ambush:tick:
We didn't think of our possible being caught in an ambush:confused:
We didn't think of that we could be caught in an ambush:cross:
We didn't think of we could be caught in an ambush:cross:

Did I mark wrong and correct answers correctly ?

Thanks.
 
  • rhitagawr

    Senior Member
    British English
    The first two are correct, although the one without the that is more natural.
    The third one is correct, although of+gerund means something different. I didn't think of asking John - it didn't occur to me to ask John. The implication is that I should have asked John. You don't want to imply that you should have been caught in an ambush.
    The others are no good, although you could say We didn't consider the possibility of being caught in an ambush.
    (However, you'd be more likely to say would than could. Could suggests logical possibility. Would suggests that it wasn't going to happen.)
     
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