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    Questions with Conditionals

    Are these correct? If not, why? What do they mean?

    1. If you wanted to get him out, why didn't you just tell us there was a problem? (Is this a conditional sentence? Or am I just referring back to the past?)
    2. If you wanted to get him out, why hadn't you just tell us there was a problem?

    3. If you had wanted to get him out, why didn't you just tell us there was a problem?
    4. If you had wanted to get him out, why hadn't you just tell us there was a problem?

    I know there are conditional rules for sentences. Are there for questions as well? If so, are they the same as sentence ones?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Questions with Conditionals

    Number 1 is correct. Conditional rules for questions are the same as for sentences. I wouldn't call this a real conditional.


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    Re: Questions with Conditionals

    Only #1 is correct? Why are the other ones not okay?

    THanks.

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