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“The irrealis mood form is unique to be, and limited to the 1st and 3rd person singular”

"The irrealis mood form is unique to be, and limited to the 1st and 3rd person singular” Rodney Huddleston and Geoffrey K. Pullum, A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge University ...
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Can I use “were” instead of “is” with the verb “think, imagine, consider/suppose” for irreal situations?

For example, like this Let's think/imagine/consider/suppose there were a huge meteor near the Earth. instead of this example Let's think/imagine/consider there is a huge meteor near the Earth.
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I should have done this. VS I should have been to do this

I should have done this. I should have been done this. I should have been to do this. I have not too much idea about english but I want to know that, grammatically above sentences are correct ...
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Does using the third conditional make this argument circular?

I was wondering which conditional would be appropriate in the following argument. There's no evidence to support the opposition's claim that a black hole resulted from the supernova. Furthermore, ...