Transforming this sentence into inversion - Second Conditional

Discussion in 'English Only' started by HuskBlom, Apr 21, 2017 at 5:38 PM.

  1. HuskBlom Member

    Spanish - Spain (EU)
    Hi everyone
    I'm trying to transform the sentence below (2nd conditional) into inversion using the structure Were...

    "If any of your offspring were set on going to university, would you be happy?"

    "Were any of your offspring set on going to university, would you be happy?

    Is the latter correct?

    Thank you
  2. DonnyB

    DonnyB Senior Member

    Coventry, UK
    English UK Southern Standard English
    As far as I can see, that's a grammatically correct inversion of the past subjunctive, yes. :)
  3. HuskBlom Member

    Spanish - Spain (EU)
    Hi, thank you!

    I created the post, because for some reason, when I wrote the second one in a text processor it was instantly marked as "containing error" and suggested me "if any" instead of "were any"...

    Thanks again
  4. truffe2miel

    truffe2miel Senior Member

    French (France)
    The sentence is correct - don't rely too much on text processors, they often take only the most usual option into account ;)
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