The person who's being talked about has never been in a relationship before. Hence, I've used : whenever she 'would' have a relationship.You can, but not in your sentence. Keep the 'ought to be' and omit the "would."
It looks grammatical to me, but it is hard to understand without appropriate context. For example, what is "It"?It was when she felt that whenever she would have a relationship, it ought to be just like her parents’.
Is this sentence grammatically correct? If not, please correct it.
That makes sense to me, but we still don't have enough context to make the meaning clear.The person who's being talked about has never been in a relationship before. Hence, I've used : whenever she 'would' have a relationship.
wouldYour sentence is confusing. How are you using "whenever"? To me it suggests that she intends to have a lot of different relationships. Is this what you mean?
Perhaps you mean "if/when she has a relationship (in the future)..."
Whenever she would have a relationship"" suggests to me that she used to have many relationships. ("Would" - as you have used it - seems to have its meaning of "habitual action in the past" - it doesn't seem to refer to what may happen in the future.)
I suggest you review the uses of "would" in your grammar book.
whenever she would have a relationship= at whatever time in future she would have a relationship. She hasn't had a relationship as yet.Thank you. So...do you mean that each time she started a new relationship she wanted it to be just like her parents', but it never was/had been?
We don't use ""past habitual would" for something stative, like "having a relationship".
This makes sense. Would, wouldst is just past tense of will, wilt.:would
modal verb: would; modal verb: wouldst
This sentence is in past tense.
- past of will, in various senses.
"he said he would be away for a couple of days"
This meaning of whenever does not fit your sentence, which is not a question.whenever
- used for emphasis instead of ‘when’ in questions, typically expressing surprise or confusion.
"whenever shall we get there?"
This does make sense.whenever she would have a relationship= at whatever time in future she would have a relationship. She hasn't had a relationship as yet.
This makes sense. Would, wouldst is just past tense of will, wilt.:
It is when she feels that whenever she will have a relationship, it ought to be just like her parents’.
But there are still multiple possible meanings. For example, will could be about willingness, or about personality, or about repeated action, or about simple futurity.
I still don't see enough context to sort this out, but I think you are talking about simple futurity (about what was in her future).
This would make would approximately equivalent to "was going to".This meaning of whenever does not fit your sentence, which is not a question.This does make sense.
What is "It"? It must be referring to something in a previous sentence, but you have given us is this one sentence.
Yes. Now we know "It" means "Her periodic smiling". "Ought to" seems a little odd, but now it seems to mean "should"/"could be expected to".She smiled. She smiled like this once or twice every week. It was when she felt that whenever she would have a relationship, it ought to be just like her parents’.
This is the context. Is the last sentence grammatically correct now?
The meaning is not "whenever in the past" or "if ever in our future", but "whenever in her future (future to when she smiled)".I don't think we're quite there yet.
"...whenever she had a relationship (every time that this happened in the past), it ought to be ..."
"...if ever she had a relationship (if it were to happen in the future), it ought to be ..."
"would" doesn't seem to work in either context, because the main clause of the sentence ("It was when ...") is in the past