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    What is the difference between two sentence below?

    "It would have been removed from Mars when an asteroid struck the planet."
    "It was removed from Mars when an asteroid struck the planet."

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    Re: What is the difference between two sentence below?

    Quote Originally Posted by blueisthebest View Post

    "It would have been removed from Mars when an asteroid struck the planet." It wasn't removed, but would have been if an asteroid had struck. But I don't like the choice of words. "Removed"suggests that it was taken from Mars and placed somewhere else. I don't visualize/understand how that could happen in that situation. Also, I would replace "when" with "if". It fits better with "would".
    "It was removed from Mars when an asteroid struck the planet." OK except for "removed".

    Thank you in advance.
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    #3

    Re: What is the difference between two sentence below?

    The first could be used to make an assumption about how it was removed, BrE at least.

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    Re: What is the difference between two sentence below?

    Thank you two.

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