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Reply to "'Could' in a result clause"

Is it possible to use 'could' in a result clause of a mixed conditional  sentence? For  example: Anne's husband  was denied  asylum in France and someone  is asking her: 'could you join your husband now if he hadn't been denied asylum.?'

Hello, D.T.—That sentence doesn't work. "Could have" is needed instead of "could," and this will render your conditional unmixed:

  • Could you have joined your husband now if he hadn't been denied asylum?

That sentence means the same thing as "Would you have been able to join your husband now if he hadn't been denied asylum?" Both are Type 3 conditionals.

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