Having written one of the following, I'm doubting which one I should've picked up. First of all, are these two sentences correct?
If he were stayed for a while, he would've got used to this.
If he'd stayed for a while, he would've got used to this.
My try: They both are correct to me. Well, the first'd more imply a hypothetical situation while the second could likely more accentuate the duration.
Thank you very much
Last edited by philadelphia; 07-Oct-2010 at 11:43.
"Were stayed" is not a possible combination. "If he had stayed" is what you want to say, I think.
Anyway, I wrote the second. I'm just confused sometimes. Thank you very much.
Last edited by philadelphia; 07-Oct-2010 at 15:20.
I guess executions can be stayed as well.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.