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Conditional Sentences Rules

If Clause in Past Perfect Tense

When If Clause is in Past Perfect Tense, we use would + have + verb3 in the Main Clause.

- If he had come to me, I would give him my notes. (incorrect)

- If he had come to me, I would have given him my notes. (correct)

♦ The structure of If Clause in past perfect tense could be like this also:-

Had + subject + verb3 + would + have + verb3

- Had he come to me, I would have given him my notes. (correct)

Imp Rule

To Express regret, unfulfilled wish, and imaginary condition, we use plural verb ‘were’ after if/ I wish/ as if/ as though.

- If I were you, I would not tolerate him. (correct)

- If Mahatma Gandhi were alive he would start weeping to see the present condition of India. (correct)

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