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    please help

    Hello Teachers,

    Could you please tell me what is the difference in meaning of following sentences? Are they same?

    1) If you would have called any of these numbers you would have been informed-----

    2) If you had called any of these numbers you would have been informed-----

    3) Had you called any of these numbers you would have been informed-----

    Please explain.

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    Re: please help

    Quote Originally Posted by hsb View Post
    Hello Teachers,

    Could you please tell me what is the difference in meaning of following sentences? Are they same?

    1) If you would have called any of these numbers you would have been informed-----

    2) If you had called any of these numbers you would have been informed-----

    3) Had you called any of these numbers you would have been informed-----

    Please explain.
    2 and 3 are right.
    1. is wrong, for the same reason that "If you would have ... " is always wrong.

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