If only i had more time.
If only i have more time.
What is the difference between had and have? is the have or had one wrong? if so why, if it is right why?
If only i have a car, then i don't have to take the bus.
If only i had a car, then i don't have to take the bus.
What is the difference between had and have? is the had or have one wrong? if so why, if it is right why?
"If only" sets up the idea that what one is wishing for is "unreal" at the time of speaking. The speaker knows that he doesn't have more time or a car. Therefore, we use the past tense, because that tense is used for situations we know to be unreal.
What is the difference between the two in meaning?
In normal uses, the first (present perfect) is used for something that started in the past but is niot yet completed, something recently completed, or something completed in the past but still with relevance to the present.
The second is past perfect and is usually used for something completed in the past prior to another past action.
Your prior questions were about conditionals (if, if only) and the usage changes somewhat with conditionals.