[Ads-l] odd sequence of tenses

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 11 12:40:19 UTC 2021

David Axelrod, former Obama official, on CNN:

"If there had not been a coronavirus in 2020,  Trump probably wins that

Note the formality of "had not" before the weirdness sets in.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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