Is there any difference between these two sentences? Is one of them wrong?
Even if a ship did show up
Even if a ship showed up
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The first would work in a sentence in this context: I don't think ships dock here now. Even if a ship did show up at this pier, it would probably not take passengers on board.
The second would work in the following context: There are so many of us, we won't fit in that sailboat. Even if a ship showed up, we would hardly fi