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    Was to be held vs would be held

    If only the Air Guitar World Championship ............................ in Zimnicea and not in Oulu, Finland!I would certainly afford going and I would most certainly win!
    a. was held
    b. was to be held
    c. will be held
    d. would be held

    I do think it's (d). If it is, I'd like to know why (b) is wrong. I̶f̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶p̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶y̶h̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶k̶n̶o̶w̶ ̶t̶h̶i̶s̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶r̶e̶a̶l̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶h̶e̶l̶d̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶y̶e̶a̶r̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶d̶i̶f̶f̶e̶r̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶c̶e̶.)
    EDIT: Oops! I did a mistake, I don't know if it changes the answer or not. That event is held every year in Oulu, Finland, every single time.
    Last edited by Arnold99; 09-Jul-2017 at 21:21.

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    Re: Was to be held vs would be held

    b) is the correct answer, though I would possibly use the subjunctive "were to be held".

    "I would certainly afford going" is not correct English. Perhaps they mean "I could certainly afford to go."

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    Re: Was to be held vs would be held

    Where did you find this question?

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    Re: Was to be held vs would be held

    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Where did you find this question?
    I am currently preparing for an exam; these questions are listed on their website as possible subjects. (these questions = every question I've asked so far here)

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    Re: Was to be held vs would be held

    Sorry for double post (you can delete one of them). Does my edit affect the answer in any way? Would (a) work or it's still (b)? Thanks.

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    Re: Was to be held vs would be held

    It's still b.

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