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    #1

    I'm a teacher now because of one of my former teachers' strong influences on me

    We have a question to do. It says to write the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first.
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    I'm a teacher now because of one of my former teachers' strong influences on me
    =>If .................................................. .................................................. ............

    a- If it weren't for
    one of my former teachers' strong influences on me, I wouldn't be a teacher now. (my friend's)
    b- If it hadn't been for one of my former teachers' strong influences on me, I wouldn't be a teacher now. (mine)
    Which is correct, please?

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    #2

    Re: I'm a teacher now because of one of my former teachers' strong influences on me

    First let your own teacher see your efforts and come back to us if you have any further questions on this topic.

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    #3

    Re: I'm a teacher now because of one of my former teachers' strong influences on me

    Sorry. We are teaching ourselves, so we need the help from the teachers here.
    The original sentnece has the phrase "fomer teachers", so I think their influences are in the past. What I think is wrong?

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    #4

    Re: I'm a teacher now because of one of my former teachers' strong influences on me

    Either version is possible.
    I am not a teacher.

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