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I've got a query regarding tenses and use of had. The situation is like this..I've got to inform people regarding match schedule. Firstly two matches will be played and on winning those two matches semi-final match will be played. To inform this can i write
" If we had won the above two matches, we may play the semi with x team".
If it is wrong usage can you plz explain me how and why?
Welcome, mohana priya.
I believe a type 1 conditional would work as well.
Type 1: It is possible and also very likely that the condition will be fulfilled:
Form: if + Simple Present, will-Future
Example: If we win the above two matches, we will play in the semi-final match with team X.
I've got a query regarding tenses and the use of had. The situation is like this. I've got to inform people about a match schedule. First, two matches will be played, and on winning those two matches, a semi-final match will be played. To inform this can I write, "If we had won the above two matches, we may play the semi-final match with x team"?
If it is the wrong usage, can you please explain to me how and why?
Mohana Priya, this part of the sentence, If we had won means that you didn't win:
Ex: If we had won, we could have played in the semi-finals; but we didn't win, and so we can't play in the semi-finals.
Does that help?