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Dear Sir / Madam, One of my uncles opened a juice shop in Kerala in 1990. He prepared a very special juice with cold milk, ripe bananas and sugar. It has been very popular since then and children are so find of it even now. It has been named " Sharjah Shake".In the present context can I say "If my uncle hadn't opened that shop we couldn't have been get a chance to taste Sharjah Shake". Or " If my uncle hadn't opened that shop we wouldn't get a chance to taste Sharjah Shaikh "

Thanks a lot in advance

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cat navy 425In the present context can I say "If my uncle hadn't opened that shop we couldn't have been get wouldn't have got a chance to taste a Sharjah Shake". Or " If my uncle hadn't opened that shop we wouldn't get have got a chance to taste a Sharjah Shaikh".

As shown above. Also,

... we wouldn't have had a chance to ...

When the if-clause has the past perfect ('had'+past participle), the main clause has 'would have+past participle'.

You have to make up you mind what the name of this delicacy is, and stick to it. Is it to be "Shake" or "Shaikh"?

CJ

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cat navy 425If my uncle hadn't opened that shop we wouldn't have been able to taste Sharjah Shake now.
This sounds okay in the context.
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Looks like Bob's you uncle! Just to be sure, can I say?

1) If my uncle hadn't opened that shop, we might not have been getting (a chance) to taste (the) Sharjah Shake. (could has a sense of efforts)

2) If my uncle hadn't opened that shop, we wouldn't get a chance to taste (the) Sharjah Shake.

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Sir, Thanks a lot for your valuable reply
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CalifJimWhen the if-clause has the past perfect ('had'+past participle), the main clause has 'would have+past participle'.

Using mix conditional sentences, is not possible to use present perfect continuous — have been? Can we not use 'might' instead of 'would' and describe an imagined situation?

1) If my uncle hadn't opened that shop we wouldn't have been able to taste Sharjah Shake now.

2) If my uncle hadn't opened that shop, we might not have been getting (a chance) to taste (the) Sharjah Shake. (Can't might be used to describe an imagined situation as here?)

3) If my uncle hadn't opened that shop, we wouldn't get a chance to taste (the) Sharjah Shake.