[Grammar] if I'd wanted to

kadioguy

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In the PEU third edition, Unit 124.4, it says:
Could have + past participle means 'would have been allowed'.

I could have kissed her if I'd wanted to.
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'if I'd wanted to' = 'if I would wanted to', so why not if I would want to? (after 'would', use an infinitive without 'to')

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If I say 'I could have kissed her if I wanted to.', does it mean the same?
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1 No, it isn't "if I would wanted to". It is "if I had wanted to".
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I could kiss her if I wanted to.
 
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