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    #1

    "Were not","Had not" or "if it were not etc."?

    A) Sentence: Had The Times not given mentioned Justice XYZ's judgement on ABZ's tax case I would not have known her leanings.

    Or should it be:

    B) Sentence: Were it not for The Times mention of Justice XYZ's judgement on ABZ's tax case I would not have known her leanings.

    Or should it be:

    C)Sentence: If The Times had not mentioned Justice XYZ's judgement on ABZ's tax case I would not have known her leanings.

    Question: I am very confused about how to frame this question And about the use of correct grammar. I am not been able to put or rather confuse between: "Had not", "Were it not", "if it were not for", "If..had not". Kindly help me and tell me which will be the right form here.

    NB: XYZ and ABZ have been deliberately used for some reasons. You can replace them with any Judge's name and any company's name respectively for better understanding purpose.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: "Were not","Had not" or "if it were not etc."?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe333 View Post
    A) Sentence: Had The Times not given mentioned Justice XYZ's judgement on ABZ's tax case I would not have known her leanings.

    Or should it be:

    B) Sentence: Were it not for The Times mention of Justice XYZ's judgement on ABZ's tax case I would not have known her leanings.

    Or should it be:

    C)Sentence: If The Times had not mentioned Justice XYZ's judgement on ABZ's tax case I would not have known her leanings.

    Question: I am very confused about how to frame this question And about the use of correct grammar. I am not been able to put or rather confuse between: "Had not", "Were it not", "if it were not for", "If..had not". Kindly help me and tell me which will be the right form here.

    NB: XYZ and ABZ have been deliberately used for some reasons. You can replace them with any Judge's name and any company's name respectively for better understanding purpose.

    Thanks
    They are all possible. #1 and #3 are more natural than #2 IMO.

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    Re: "Were not","Had not" or "if it were not etc."?

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