Student or Learner
"Talking about the fact that we could have done that better if we did it this way instead of the way that it was already done and printed." That's a phrase from "MASH 30th Anniversary Reunion".
Shouldn't it be "If we had done it this...." ? I read it in a text-book sometimes might use the past simple instead of the past perfest in the third conditional "If had.... I would have done it different."? What about "it was alraedy done"? Is it because the speaker chose a less complex grammar construction? Shouldn't it be "it had already been...?