Hello, thank you for your help.
Which of these sentences is correct and why?
1.It might be best if we include plans for the move to our new office.
2. It might be best if we included plans for the move to our new office.
I think the first is correct because it is a suggestion for a future action, however, I have an ESL student who thinks the 2nd is correct since it is a 2nd conditional which requires speakers to use past simple in the if clause and modal word, might in the result clause. She also commented that keeping the word included stays with the same tense as is used with the word might.
To be honest I am not as familiar with the conditional aspects of grammar as I should be as a teacher. I am confused.
And, can we apply the same reasoning to the following sentence:
I think it would be better if you came back. (Came being past tense which would align with the same usage of included in the above sentence.)
Thank you so much for any help in this. Your advice for my last question helped the student and I immensely.