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    Wink How to use"Had I not~ "to make sentence? Is it the same as "If I had not"?

    Hi everyone, I'm not sure about the following usage, please help me:

    Is using "Had I not..." the same way as "If I had not..."?
    (e.g.
    1. Had I not come and helped, you wouldn't have been able to make a meal.
    2. If I hadn't come and helped, you wouldn't have been able to make a meal.)

    Are these two sentences completely the same? Also, are they correct to say?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: How to use"Had I not~ "to make sentence? Is it the same as "If I had not"?

    Quote Originally Posted by azhu View Post
    1. Had I not come and helped, you wouldn't have been able to make a meal.
    2. If I hadn't come and helped, you wouldn't have been able to make a meal.)

    Are these two sentences completely the same? Also, are they correct to say?
    The two mean exactly the same; the first is rather more formal.

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    Re: How to use"Had I not~ "to make sentence? Is it the same as "If I had not"?

    They are correct and mean the same to me.

    Rover

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    Re: How to use"Had I not~ "to make sentence? Is it the same as "If I had not"?

    Thank you very much! I finally know how to use this!:3

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