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  1. #21
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    Let me continue on II conditional

    If + Past Simple, + would + infinitive

    background: If a 16 year old girl arrived at school with pink hair, what would you say?

    answer: I'd say that it was/is unbecoming for a girl to have pink hair. I would say that it was/is weird.

    which is correct: was or is. According to the previous answers is is correct. Am I right?

  2. #22
    Linux Enthusiast sgosnell's Avatar
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    I think either could be correct, at least with US usage. You need to use the same word in both sentences, of course, not switching from was to is, or vice versa, but either word could be considered correct. Usage can be subtle, especially in a highly hybridized language like English.

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Either at home or at work or down the pub
    If it is currently unbecoming then "is" would be the correct usage. If it used to be unbecoming but is considered OK now, then "was" would be correct. In the context I would say "is"

    Past = was
    Current = is
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