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Aug 15 2008   2:38PM GMT

Quiz: Writing for business 0815



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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Business writing
verb tense
cisco_telepresence_system_500.jpg Which is correct?

If the client ________ a meeting, we would have reserved a telepresence room.
a. requested
b. had requested

Answer: b

Explanation:

Use the past subjunctive “had requested” in the first clause to coordinate with the past conditional in the second clause (“would have reserved”).

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