Let's say you are a lawyer, and just made a comment on the difficulty of lawyers' bar exam.

If the bar exam is easy, many would have passed it already.

Is this grammatical? the bar exam is quite challenging, the situation started in the past and is still re-occuring over and over again because many have re-attempted.


The part of the sentence you highlight is syntactically correct—but in terms of semantics you should use some kind of comparative.

Also, you need to use the subjunctive in the first part of the sentence.

In summary, I would suggest this:

If the bar exam were easy, many more would have passed it already.

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