Hello I have a question regarding the usage of tenses in this sentence:
"Jim declines a job with CB Inc., which would have paid $300."
It looks to me like the first part of the sentence is in present tense, but the second part is in past tense. Is the sentence correct? If not, what would be correct if the first part must remain in present tense?
While a learner may understandably find this a little disorientating, natives will quickly make the necessary mental adjustment, knowing that the present is simply functioning as a substitute past tense, and interpret accordingly.