Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
Business writing, CIO, grammar, Quiz, subjunctive conditional, subjunctive mood, would have
Which is correct?
If I ______ known more about security when I started this job, I could have avoided some problems.
a. would have
Would have, could have, should have – it’s all about the subjunctive mood (which I always think sounds like a good title for a jazz tune). This sentence demonstrates the subjunctive conditional: If ____, then _____.
Oxford Journals offers an article on the subjective conditional.
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