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rita_b

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Hi,

I would be lying if I said that I can explain this topic on the phone. ---is the sentence correct? if yes, why to use past tense after 'I would be lying if I' - is it a conditional sentence?


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Hi,

I would be lying if I said that I can explain this topic on the phone. ---is the sentence correct? if yes, why to use past tense after 'I would be lying if I' - is it a conditional sentence?


REGARDS,

RITA
I would be lying if I said that I could explain this topic on the phone.
 
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