If posts were sausages ----

If Ifs and Ands were pots and pans,
’Twould cure the tinker's cares:
if ladies did not carry fans,
They’d give themselves no airs:
If down the starry skies should fall,
The starlings would be cheap:
If Belles talk'd reason at a ball,
The band might go to sleep.

GraemeH posted:

You are mashing your tenses Adam.

'If the forum were a plate...' or (if was) '...would it have been possible to have too many sausages on the plate.'

 

He wasn't, actually.

If posts (plural) were - past simple plural, and the forum (singular) was - past simple singular.

He could have used the subjunctive ('were' in both cases) - but that would have been a change of mood, not tense.

Salmon Dave posted:
GraemeH posted:

You are mashing your tenses Adam.

'If the forum were a plate...' or (if was) '...would it have been possible to have too many sausages on the plate.'

 

He wasn't, actually.

If posts (plural) were - past simple plural, and the forum (singular) was - past simple singular.

He could have used the subjunctive ('were' in both cases) - but that would have been a change of mood, not tense.

Oops! 

G

Adam Meredith posted:

-- and the forum was a plate.

Would it be possible to have too many sausages on the plate?

I think it odd that no one (else) has asked this.

Just get a bigger plate.

Analogous to too many post on the forum - just get a bigger server!

Then get them to work in a restaurant and serve out the sausages on smaller plates!

Problem solved.

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