If the lid were ... that it _____

Toadie

Senior Member
English
I'm writing short answer for a high school chemistry class, and I've come across a situation where I don't know what to do, regarding the subjunctive mood.

" If the lid were placed back onto the bottle tightly enough that it were airtight ..."

Is that second "were" correct? I wrote it and believe it to be right, but it sounds awkward to me.
 
  • cuchuflete

    Senior Member
    EEUU-inglés
    If the bottle were made airtight by placing the lid on it... the resulting explosion would destroy the high school chemistry lab, and we could all go home early.
     
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