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    Conditional

    Dear people,
    I would like to know what kind conditional should one use in this kind of sentence, especially when we are talking about present conditions. For example:

    1. If the president did not enjoy the support of the Parliament, he would resign. (or should one say):
    2. If the president had not enjoyed the support of the Parliament, he would resign.
    3. If my parents did not support me, I would be poor. (or should one say):
    4. If my parents had not supported me, I would be poor.

    I wanted to describe the present state, but I am not sure what conditional should one use in this case.

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    Re: Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassim View Post
    Dear people,
    I would like to know what kind conditional should one use in this kind of sentence, especially when we are talking about present conditions. For example:

    1. If the president did not enjoy the support of the Parliament, he would resign. (or should one say):
    2. If the president had not enjoyed the support of the Parliament, he would resign.
    3. If my parents did not support me, I would be poor. (or should one say):
    4. If my parents had not supported me, I would be poor.

    I wanted to describe the present state, but I am not sure what conditional should one use in this case.
    1. If the president did not enjoy the support of the Parliament, he would resign. Yes.
    2. If the president had not enjoyed the support of the Parliament, he would have resigned.
    3. If my parents did not support me, I would be poor. This means that your parents still support you and therefore you are not poor.
    4. If my parents had not supported me, I would be poor. This means that your parents supported you in the past and that helped you in some way so that you are not poor now.

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