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I have the following sentence in the draft of my latest paper:

No arbitrage would be introduced if the project were traded.

Is this version correct? Or should it be:

No arbitrage would be introduced if the project was traded.

What are the rules here?

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IMHO, purists might prefer "were", but "was" should be fine.

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