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    he werent

    should this be in the conditional?

    situation: there is an accident two months ago.

    if he weren't there, he would be still alive.
    if he hadn't been there, he would still be alive.
    if he hadn't been there, he would had been still alive.

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    Re: he werent

    The 3 sentences are conditionals:

    (1) If he weren't there, he would still be alive. Type II Conditional. The pattern is if ... + past + would ... The fact is he was there and he is dead today.

    (2) If he hadn't been there, he would still be alive. Type IV Conditional (mixing Type III if-clause and Type II main clause) The pattern is if ... + past perfect + would.

    (3) If he hadn't been there, he would have been alive still. Sounds better to change the main clause to ‘he wouldn’t have died.’ Type III Conditional. The pattern is if ... + past perfect + would + perfect.

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