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    Default if present perfect, followed by would

    "If Pluto has just been discovered, there's no doubt that it wouldn't be termed a planet."

    Is this sentence grammatical?

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    Default Re: if present perfect, followed by would

    I would use had just been discovered. Has sounds wrong to me.

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    Default Re: if present perfect, followed by would

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would use had just been discovered. Has sounds wrong to me.
    Would that be a major mistake in conversation or one of those that would only be noticed by teachers?

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    Default Re: if present perfect, followed by would

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Would that be a major mistake in conversation or one of those that would only be noticed by teachers?
    It is something that native speakers just wouldn't say, and they would notice it if a learner said it, in my opinion.

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