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    #1

    they would not have had the same reaction

    Contrariwise, they would not have had the same reaction if the approach used were different.

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    #2

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Grammatically, yes. Although some people use it, I don't care for the word contrariwise. I'd be more likely to write On the other hand.
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    #3

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    I think "conversely" (instead of "contrariwise") might suit your purpose.

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    #4

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    thank you for your help.

    Would it be correct to use WAS instead of WERE?

    "They would not have had the same reaction if the approach used was different."

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    #5

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Rather than were or was, I'd use had been.

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    #6

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    so, was or were would be wrong?

    I am getting confused.

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    #7

    Re: is this sentence correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yovo View Post
    so, was or were would be wrong?
    Yes. The past perfect is the natural tense there.
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