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Sorry people, yet another question!
Please consider this:

If it were to rain, I would get wet. (no contention).

If it were to rain, and I was/were to forget my umbrella, I would get wet.

Which one is it (was or were)?

Thanks so much! =)
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SJ88Sorry people, yet another question!
Please consider this:

I think in general here you are dealing with eliptical constructions. That is, you are leaving words out to avoid being tedious with the obvious. Filling in the missing words,

If it were to rain, then I would get wet. (no contention).

If it were to rain, and if I was/were to forget my umbrella, then I would get wet.

Which one is it (was or were)?

Thanks so much! =)

SJ88If it were to rain, and I was/were to forget my umbrella
You started with were to; you should continue with another were to. Why change? Emotion: smile

CJ
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I would agree with you, if not for the fact that I remembered Fowler saying something to the contrary. But that was quite long ago, so I cannot quite recall where I saw it. I believe he used an example that was similar, if not the same, as mine. Has anyone ever come across it?
SJ88I believe he used an example that was similar, if not the same, as mine. Has anyone ever come across it?
I have not come across it. It seems a strange thing for Fowler to say. Please post it if you do manage to find it. Emotion: smile

CJ
Thanks Jemaasjr! Your reply makes sense too =)
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I will. But as of now, both your answers make sense. =)