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    A. I would have given him what he asked for/ had asked for.

    A. I would have given him what he asked for.
    B. I would have given him what he had asked for.

    What is the difference in meaning between the sentences?

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    Re: A. I would have given him what he asked for/ had asked for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    A. I would have given him what he asked for.
    B. I would have given him what he had asked for.

    What is the difference in meaning between the sentences?

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    On Monday, John asked for some money, I would have given it to him if he had asked me.
    If I had seen John on Tuesday (I didn't), I would have given him the money he had asked for on Monday.

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    Re: A. I would have given him what he asked for/ had asked for.

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    On Monday, John asked for some money, I would have given it to him if he had asked me.
    If I had seen John on Tuesday (I didn't), I would have given him the money he had asked for on Monday.


    I can't understand the sentence in bold. Even if I had seen him on Tuesday, how could I have given him the money on Monday.

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    Re: A. I would have given him what he asked for/ had asked for.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    [/B] I can't understand the sentence in bold. Even if I had seen him on Tuesday, how could I have given him the money on Monday. [He had asked for it on Monday. You would have given him the money on Tuesday. But you did not see him on Tuesday.]
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    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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