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Thread #132499 Message #4081315
Posted By: meself
29-Nov-20 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
The 'proper' phrasing would be, I suppose, "if we were to have done ... ", but "if we'd've done" ("if we had have done ... " or "if we would have done ... ") strikes me as acceptable colloquial English, even for academics. YMMV.