was sent / had been sent after if

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magdalena

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Hello,
something was sent but we don't know whether it was send on the 8 th or the 9 th of March What do we say:

If it was sent on the 8th of March then we need to file it under a different code.
If it had been sent on the 8 th of March we need to file it under a fifferent code.
 

emsr2d2

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[strike]Hello[/strike] Unnecessary

Something was sent but we don't know whether it was [strike]send[/strike] sent on the [strike]8 th[/strike] 8th or the [strike]9 th[/strike] 9th of March. What do we say?

If it was sent on the 8th of March then we need to file it under a different code.
If it had been sent on the 8th of March we need to file it under a different code.

You need to use the first sentence. Look at my amendments in red.
 

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Something was sent but we don't know whether it was sent on the 8th or the 9th (no space between 8 and th) of March. What do we say?

If it was sent on the 8th of March then we need to file it under a different code.:tick:

If it had been sent on the 8th of March we need to file it under a fifferent code.:cross:

Rover
 
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