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    #1

    Could/Would

    Had the Mumbai blast been investigated properly, the Kolkata blast could have been avoided.

    Had the Mumbai blast been investigated properly, the Kolkata blast would have been avoided.

    Are both the above sentences correct and convey the same meaning? I would like to understand how to used could/would for above sentences


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    Re: Could/Would

    Quote Originally Posted by suniljain View Post
    Had the Mumbai blast been investigated properly, the Kolkata blast could have been avoided.

    Had the Mumbai blast been investigated properly, the Kolkata blast would have been avoided.

    Are both the above sentences correct and do they convey the same meaning? I would like to understand how to use "could/would" in the above sentences.
    #1 means the Kolkata blast might not have happened.

    #2 means it would definitely not have happened.
    Last edited by Tdol; 12-Apr-2015 at 13:31. Reason: used ->use

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    #3

    Re: Could/Would

    Just to understand further why "for the above sentences" is incorrect

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    #4

    Re: Could/Would

    Prepositions are determined by custom rather than reason. We say in the above sentences because everybody else does.

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    Re: Could/Would

    People say 'in the sentence/paragraph/passage/chapter/section/book/article/post/title/verse/poem/essay/newspaper/magazine/journal'.
    Is it correct? Not a teacher.

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