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I just took the quiz offered at that site about subjuctives and I think it has an example just like the question under discussion. It shows that just because the second part of the sentence is subjunctive, the first part need not be.
9. If his parents ____________ more careful in his upbringing, Holden Caulfield would have been quite different.
A. had been
The correct response is A. If the information in the "if" clause points to a condition that is or was probable or likely, the verb should be in the indicative, not the subjunctive.
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