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  1. #1
    Karankaran Guest

    Question Please clarify me..

    Could you please clarify which one of the following is correct, If both of them are correct then what is the difference.

    1. If I would have met him, I would have given him.
    2. If I had met him, I would have given you.

    1. If I would have seen, I would have told you.
    2. If I had seen, I would have told you.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Karan.

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    bianca is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: Please clarify me..

    One basic rule: Never use would or could in subjunctive clauses starting with if. Sentences nr 2 are the only correct ones, according to established E grammar rules.

    One exception would be:

    If+should/would can be used when expressing desire, request, wishful thinking, or 'in case':

    1.I would change my ways, If I should love again...
    2.If I should die (=if this happens), I want you to remember me that way...
    3. I would be happy if I would get the chance to meet you again. (= I wish I could meet you again).
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    Also, you can re-write your sentences by omitting 'if':

    If I had met him, I would have given you. / Had I met him, I would have...

    If I had seen it, I would have told you. / Had I seen it, I would have...
    Last edited by bianca; 03-Jul-2007 at 12:18.

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