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    #1

    find the mistake

    If he had followed my advice, he wouldn't have been in trouble now.

    I think we can say then instead of now or say wouldn't be.
    Thanks in advance.

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    #2

    Re: find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by nado92 View Post
    If he had followed my advice, he wouldn't have been in trouble now.

    I think we can say then instead of now or say wouldn't be.
    Thanks in advance.
    If he had followed my advice, he wouldn't be in trouble now. This is correct. If you replaced "now" with "then", it wouldn't be correct.
    If he had followed my advice, he wouldn't have been in trouble then. This is correct.

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    #3

    Re: find the mistake

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    . . If you replaced "now" with "", it wouldn't be correct.
    If he had followed my advice, he wouldn't have been in trouble then. This is correct.
    Thanks. I can't understand the last part.
    Is it correct or not to say' If he had followed my advice, he wouldn't have been in trouble then

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