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    #1

    I would answer his letter by now

    Hi,
    1. If I (be) in your position, I would answer his letter by now.
    2. If I (be) in your position, I would have answered his letter by now.
    Please tell me which sentence is correct and why.
    Thanks.

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    Re: I would answer his letter by now

    2. If I were in your position, I would have answered his letter by now.

    No. 2, a conditional, is correct.

    not a teacher

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