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    If you were working/had been working...

    Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    1. If you were working like me in a big company, you would have been a manager like me.

    2. If you had been working like me in a big company, you would have been a manager like me.

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    Re: Which of the following sentences is grammatically correct?

    Hi, Chameleon!

    The importance of grammar is that it gives clarity. Neither is grammatical because neither is clear.

    Which does "working like me" mean?:

    - using my work methods
    - working as hard as I do
    - working in a big company, as I do

    Which does "a manager like me" mean?:

    - a manager now, just as I have become a manager
    - a hard-working manager
    - a manager who uses the same management methods I use
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: If you were working/had been working...

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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