Unconditional complaint…

April 20, 2010

UK’s ruling Labour Party pushed into third: survey

BRITAIN-ELECTION/However, he was overshadowed by Clegg and observers suggested, even before the Sun/YouGov poll was published, that he would have to be more critical of the Liberal Democrats’ policies in the next two televised debates, on international affairs and the economy, if he was to end Labour’s 13 years in power.

To quote a line in the article – ‘if he was to end Labour’s 13 years in power’. Shouldn’t that be ‘if he were to end etc,etc’? The conditional verb is ‘were’ not ‘was’.

Roger

Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown (R), opposition Conservative Party leader David Cameron and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg (L) take part in the first of Britain’s leadership election debates at ITV studios in Manchester, April 15, 2010. REUTERS/Ken McKay/ITV/handout

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