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"If I were born in France I would know French history too."
Is the above sentence grammatically correct ?
In my opinion, the sentence should be "If I had been born in France, I would know French history too.
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It's okay by me. I don't hear it as a passive structure, but others probably will.

To my ear, "born in France" is an adjective complement, similar to "If I were late."

I'm born in the USA.

Of course the past perfect passive is fine.
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AvangiI realize it's ungrammatical.
Avangi, I think it's perfectly grammatical but it's just never used and that's why it's unidiomatic and even incorrect!Emotion: wink The present tense is fine in the right context:A baby is born every sixty seconds.

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AvangiTo my ear, "born in France" is an adjective complement, similar to "If I were late."

I'm born in the USA.

Of course the past perfect passive is fine
That's an interesting notion! I was bornin Sept 1960. That- has a nice natural ring to it, but more importantly, it is grammatically logical. I am not so sure with the present passive " I am born ..." , and the past perfect " I had been born ...." though. That said, I am sure they may find contexts in which they may work. But what do I knowEmotion: geeked
I realize it's ungrammatical.
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