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    bhagona is offline Newbie
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    Question Conditional

    Please help...

    Why this sentece is wrong?

    "It had been a normal sunday, if my friend would not have called me to join him in a trip to ladakh"

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    Re: Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by bhagona View Post
    Please help...

    Why this sentece is wrong?
    Because after "if" you should use past perfect.
    "It had been a normal sunday, if my friend would not have called me to join him in a trip to ladakh"
    Third conditional sentences: if + past perfect, would / wouldnīt have + past participle.

    If my friend hadnīt called me to join him in a trip to Ladakh, it would have been a normal Sunday.

    It would have been a normal Sunday if my friend hadnīt called me to join him in a trip to Ladakh. (no comma in this case)

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    Re: Conditional

    Hello Bhagona,
    Without knowing the context, you could also correct the sentence with: it had been a normal Sunday until my friend called me to join him .....

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    Re: Conditional

    "If my friend hadnīt called me to join him in a trip to Ladakh, it would have been a normal Sunday."
    OR
    "Had my friend not called me ..., it would have been ... "

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