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    a confusing question

    Hi

    The team claimed they ( ) the project without working through the weekend.

    a) didn't finish
    b) couldn't finish
    c) couldn't have finished
    d) will not finish

    I think b) and c) can be right because b) is right in terms of the tense
    agreement and c) is also right in terms of the subjunctive mood .
    Am I right? I would like your opinions.

    Thanks.

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    Re: a confusing question

    Yes, I would agree that both could be used, depending on the context.


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    Re: a confusing question

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, I would agree that both could be used, depending on the context.

    Thanks. Merry Christmas!

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