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    #1

    Subjunctive

    But for I saw it, I could not have believed it.
    But for I had seen it, I could not have believed it.

    Could you tell me the difference between the two above? Thanks.

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    Re: Subjunctive

    I don' t think either works- I'd use something like 'Had I not seen it'.

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