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    sane is offline Junior Member
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    tense related

    Is this sentence correct:

    I would never believe that such an all round man with so many talents developed to such perfection lived in Milan, had I not known him.

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    Re: tense related

    Quote Originally Posted by sane View Post
    Is this sentence correct:

    I would never believe that such an all round man with so many talents developed to such perfection lived in Milan, had I not known him.
    It's awkward.

    Had I not known him, I would never have believed that such an all round man with so many talents developed to such perfection [had] lived in Milan.

    If I didn't know him,
    I would never believe that such an all round man with so many talents developed to such perfection lived in Milan.

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