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    "I had a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday"?

    Can I say that "I had a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday"?
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    Re: "I had a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday"?

    I would have a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday.

    "Had" is past tense. You can't say "had...now."

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    Re: "I had a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday"?

    But I think "would" is also a kind of past tense. The future in past. So we can use "would" or "had".
    That is what I think. Do you agree with me.
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    Re: "I had a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday"?

    Quote Originally Posted by trueheart_205 View Post
    But I think "would" is also a kind of past tense. The future in past. So we can use "would" or "had".
    That is what I think. Do you agree with me.
    Thanks@
    Hello, trueheart.
    Yes, 'would' is the past form of 'will.' I agree with you on this point.
    However, 'had' doesn't work in your sentence unfortunately.
    I'd advise you to study about English 'Conditionals.'
    Please go to : Conditionals - Glossary Definition - UsingEnglish.com
    and read the relevant chapter in your grammar book.

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    Re: "I had a lot of money now, if I hadn't spent so much yesterday"?

    Hi,
    you must use the conditional (would have) in the first part of your sentence because you are expressing an hypothetical situation, not something which happened in the past.
    I hope this helps.

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