When referring to the subjunctive mood...
A guy ripped his friend's car door off by opening the door towards a sign when the car was reversing.
And then the guy says to his friend:
If you "could park" properly, this "wouldn't have happened" .
I saw this sentence in a British Tv series. Is it more of colloquial usage?
Why it's not "could have parked"? why not both use past perfect?
The standard sentence pattern always tells us to use (had+p.p. plus could+have+p.p.)
And what about "If you had parked properly, this wouldn't have happened".
Is this the correct way of saying it?