RE: would versus will

Subject: RE: would versus will
From: Watson Laughton <wlaughton -at- orphan -dot- com>
To: 'TECHWR-L' <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 13:35:29 -0600

> "If I had more time to practice, I *would* play the piano
> better." ("Had" is present conditional tense, but "would" is
> the correct choice.)

Hmm. Where I come from, "had" in that context is the subjunctive mood.
"would" is conditional.

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