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    A little help please

    Which one of the following would you use?

    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that were to happen.
    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that happened.
    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that would happen.

    Thank in advance.

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    Re: A little help please

    It would depend on that context:
    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that were to happen.
    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that happened.
    The first is even less likely than the second.

    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that would happen.
    This would require some context to justify the use of 'would' to me.

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    Re: A little help please

    Quote Originally Posted by acdcfan View Post
    Which one of the following would you use?

    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that were to happen.
    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that happened.
    - She needed a moment to decide what she was going to do if that would happen.

    Thank in advance.
    Iwould say
    She would need a moment to decide what she was going to do if that were to happen.
    She would need a moment to decide what she was going to do if that happened.

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