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    change of tenses+than

    "If I had more free time, I would have read the journal, which you gave me the day before."

    But if I used "than'', I would have to change the first part to Past Perfect.

    "If I'd had more free time than, I would have............, which you gave me the day before." Correct?

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    Re: change of tenses+than

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    "If I had more free time, I would have read the journal, which you gave me the day before."

    But if I used "than'', I would have to change the first part to Past Perfect.

    "If I'd had more free time than, I would have............, which you gave me the day before." Correct?
    "If I had had more free time, I would have read the journal..." This is correct.

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    Re: change of tenses+than

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "If I had had more free time, I would have read the journal..." This is correct.
    Is it acceptable to use a contraction like "I'd had" in stead of " I had had"?

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    Re: change of tenses+than

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it acceptable to use a contraction like "I'd had" in stead of " I had had"?
    Yes, it is.

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    Re: change of tenses+than

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Yes, it is.
    Is it possible to say

    "If I had free time, I would have raed ......." meaning that you've been pretty bussy and you didn't have free time in the past and don't have it now?

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    Re: change of tenses+than

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Is it possible to say

    "If I had free time, I would have read ......." meaning that you've been pretty busy and you didn't have free time in the past and don't have it now?
    No, "If I had free time (now) I would read (now)" or "If I had had free time (then), I would have read it (then)".

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