Is would have correct here?
could you please review these two sentences?
Why is he bullying random people like that? If I were one of those people I would snap back at the rude reporter!
Why is he bullying random people like that? If I were one of those people I would have snapped back at the rude reporter!
Oct 8, 2016 9:36 AM
Answers · 8
I agree with Paul. The first version is a standard second conditional sentence. The second version is a mixed conditional. You have probably studied the main four conditional forms, but perhaps not all the mixed conditional forms.
October 8, 2016
Both are correct, if we assume the first sentence is commenting on events in the present, and the second sentence is a comment on something that happened in the recent past.
Hope this helps