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    #1

    Red face Tricky mixed conditional

    Which version is correct?
    1. I'm not sure whether it was Mary. I shouldn't wonder if it was her older sister.
    2. I'm not sure whether it was Mary. I shouldn't wonder if it had been her older sister.


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    Re: Tricky mixed conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricco
    Which version is correct?
    1. I'm not sure whether it was Mary. I shouldn't wonder if it was her older sister.
    2. I'm not sure whether it was Mary. I shouldn't wonder if it had been her older sister.
    both.
    I should not ponder if/whether it was/had been her older sister.

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    Re: Tricky mixed conditional

    I agree with Svartnik, though I think that the past would be more common than the past perfect


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    Re: Tricky mixed conditional

    Thanks!
    I had these sentences on a test and only one answer was correct.
    Ricco

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