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    Abhish is offline Newbie
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    Hello friends,
    I have come across a sentence in a newspaper,

    Blaming the Samajwadi Party for showing utter disrespect to Dalit icons, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said on Tuesday, "Little does the Samajwadi Party realise that if it were not for Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, Mulayam Singh Yadav and his entire family would have been still rearing and looking after cows and buffaloes."

    According to me the sentence should be If it were not for Babasaheb Ambedkar,Mulayam singh yadav and his family would be still rearing and looking after cows and buffaloes.
    Can you please tell me whether I am justified or not because with 'if it were'' structure we use would be in the second sentence.

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    I agree with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhish View Post
    According to me In my opinion, the sentence should be If it were not for Babasaheb Ambedkar,Mulayam singh yadav and his family would be still rearing and looking after cows and buffaloes.
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