When I was a lad, we weren't allowed to have shoulder-length hair at school. The headteacher cut...

hedgy

Senior Member
Catalan
There is the following sentence from a reading:

When I was a lad, we weren't allowed to have shoulder-length hair at school. The headteacher cut it off in his office if we did, without so much as a phone call home.

I do not understand "did". In my opinion it refers to "have shoulder-length hair at school" but I would have used: had.

When I was a lad, we weren't allowed to have shoulder-length hair at school. The headteacher cut it off in his office if we had, without so much as a phone call home.

What do you think?

Cheers
 
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