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Is this sentence grammatically correct?

Не would have lent you the book last week if you could have called for it.
Is "if you could have called" a subjunctive form?

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I would say: He would have lent you the book last week if you had asked for it.

CB
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MoivileНе would have lent you the book last week if you could have called for it.
You need if you had called/asked for it or if you had been able to call/ask for it. The past perfect forms had called, had asked, and had been able are in fact called "subjunctive" in that context. could is not normally used as a subjunctive though it sometimes occurs in a subjunctive context. It is best considered a "modal verb".

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Grammar GeekNo, it's not.

Thank you for answering.
You want to say that "if I could + Perfect Infinitive" is an incorrect construction, don't you?
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CalifJim could is not normally used as a subjunctive though it sometimes occurs in a subjunctive context.

But the following sentence is grammatically correct, isn't it?

Не could have lent you the book last week if you had called for it.

And "could have lent" in this sentence is a subjunctive form, isn't it?
I think that because of the way you copied that it's going to mess up if I reply to it, so I'll reply to a different post within this thread. It looks like you copied even the reply button.

The subjunctive part of an if statement occurs only in the if clause, not in the main clause, so that could in the main clause is absolutely, definitely not a subjunctive.

The sentence is correct, but could have lent is not a subjunctive.

CJ

Hmm. Now that post looks normal.
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