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    Would go/would have gone

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    Would go/would have gone
    Message from mohammad51 posted on 03-08-2018 at 22:00:06 (D | E | F)
    Hello
    Please help if something is wrong:
    If I had time, I...... (go) to Paris. I would go (no doubt = second conditional)
    I think it refers to the present time ( If I have time now ) so it can be possible
    But I noticed some sites answered it another answer like:
    If I had time, I...... (go) to Paris. I would have gone? As a mixed conditional
    Is the second answer correct?
    They use the future perfect or as we learned the conditional type 3 >>>
    If + past perfect >>>>>>> would + have + pp
    Please help.

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    Edited by lucile83 on 03-08-2018 22:56


    Re: Would go/would have gone from gerondif, posted on 03-08-2018 at 23:05:52 (D | E)
    Hello
    Two classical answers :
    If I had time, I would go to Paris.
    If I had had time, I would have gone to Paris.



    Re: Would go/would have gone from mohammad51, posted on 03-08-2018 at 23:21:24 (D | E)
    Hello
    Many thanks
    I know this , but many examples as mixed conditional, make me confused which one to follow.
    I think that can be real or likely to happen we use if + past simple >>> would + infinitive and for which it is unlikely to happen we use the form if + past simple >>>> would + have + pp as the same of type 3 except if + past perfect
    Examples
    If I wasn't afraid of spiders, I would have picked it up. if + past simple >>> would + have + pp
    I would have picked it up if I wasn't afraid of spiders.
    If we didn't trust him we would have sacked him months ago.
    We would have sacked him months ago if we didn't trust him.
    If I wasn't in the middle of another meeting, I would have been happy to help you.
    I would have been happy to help you if I wasn't in the middle of another meeting.
    Link




    Re: Would go/would have gone from lucile83, posted on 04-08-2018 at 11:16:44 (D | E)
    Hello,
    Here are nice links: Link
    Link




    Re: Would go/would have gone from zilazila, posted on 04-08-2018 at 17:06:55 (D | E)
    Hello;
    If I weren't ( preferable) afraid of spiders,I would pick it up...( present meaning)
    If I hadn't been afraid of spiders,...... (past meaning))
    If we hadn't trusted him,.....(past meaning)
    If I hadn't been in the middle..... , ....(past meaning)
    Have a good time.




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