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    a question about "would were"

    hello,

    while i was reading something i came across with " would were" of which i had never heard before. could u explain it gramatically, please?
    thanks in advance

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    Re: a question about "would were"

    Could you please provide the entire sentence in which you read this?

    Thank you.
    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.

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    Re: a question about "would were"

    here is the sentence

    One experiment showed that people would were much more likely to avert their eyes if someone had uneven skin tone.

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    Re: a question about "would were"

    Quote Originally Posted by manevela View Post
    here is the sentence

    One experiment showed that people would were much more likely to avert their eyes if someone had uneven skin tone.
    It is wrong, it should be "would be"or "were".

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