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In Desperate Housewives Season 1 Episode 1, Julie (the daughter) told Susan (the mother) to ask Mike out. Susan said she didn't know if she's ready to start dating.

SUSAN: I don't wanna talk to you about my love life anymore, it weirds me out.

JULIE: I wouldn't have said anything. it's just...

SUSAN: What?

JULIE: I heard Dad's girlfriend asking if you'd dated anyone since the divorce, and Dad said he doubted it. And then both laughed!

What does the bold part mean? Is it part of 3rd conditional?

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sarahlearnerWhat does the bold part mean? Is it part of a 3rd conditional?

We have to guess at what was said before, but you can make a case for an implicit if-clause in a third conditional like this:

If I had known you didn't want to know about it, I wouldn't have said anything.

CJ

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Susan: I don't want to talk about my (non-existent) love life. It makes me uncomfortable.

Julie: I don't want to talk about it either, but...

Susan: But what?

Julie: I heard Dad's girlfriend asking if you'd dated anyone since the divorce, and Dad said he doubted it. Then they both laughed (because they both know you haven't).

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