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  1. B45
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    Are both okay here: I would have contacted you if you hadn't called me first. VS I

    Are both okay here:

    I would have contacted you if you hadn't called me first.

    VS

    I would have contacted you if you didn't call me first.

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    Re: Are both okay here: I would have contacted you if you hadn't called me first. V

    Only #1 is OK.

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    Re: Are both okay here: I would have contacted you if you hadn't called me first. V

    For me they both work. The word "first" establishes the order of the past acts. That makes the past perfect optional in my opinion.

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