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    #1

    correct sentence

    No one could predict what his reaction would be if his request were refused.

    Is the sentence correctly phrased?

    Thank you very much.


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    Re: correct sentence

    Perfectly


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    Angry Re: correct sentence

    At my first gut feel, it would be 'No one could predict what his reaction would be if his request were (to be) refused'. or perhaps this way has been superseded?? after all, English is a living language!

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    Re: correct sentence

    Either is fine.


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