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"The book would not have been read"

Translation:Kitabu kisingesomwa

December 30, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vnClJTUL

Is it okay to use the conditional tense in isolation like this? The notes make no mention of using -nge- or -ngali- on their own as the apodosis of a nonexistent condition.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vitoreiji

I would have expected -ngali- here instead of -nge- because of the "would [not] have" part. Why is that not the case?

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