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    analysis of a structure

    dear teacher,


    What tense/structure is this?what is the language function?
    The Prime Minister flies tomorrow.
    If I'd been earlier,I could have saved him.

    Please help me with my homework .
    Thanks

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    Re: analysis of a structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayaka View Post
    dear teacher,


    What tense/structure is this?what is the language function?
    The Prime Minister flies tomorrow.
    If I'd been earlier,I could have saved him.

    Please help me with my homework .
    Thanks
    1. flies - present tense simple; here present tense is used with a future meaning [ the future meaning is given by the adverb of time tomorrow].
    2. If clause type III

    had been - past perfect simple
    could have saved - future in the past perfect

    The second sentence would sound better if you changed the first verb [it`s only an opinion]:
    If I had arrived earlier, I could have saved him.

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