Before the seeds germinated, I did not know what kind of plants they __________.

A. Will be
B. would be
C. can be
D. could be

1 Answer 1


This is a kind of "Future in the past" sentence construction for these kind of constructs the correct usage is "would be"

More information for your reference: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/futureinpast.html

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