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Which of the following sentences is correct?



If I knew Mary was coming, I would have gone to the the airport to welcome her.

If I had known Mary was coming, I would have gone to the the airport to welcome her.
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CalifJimMarius,

Don't you need They knew that if they retaliated they would have got detention to get the mixed conditional idea?

You're absolutely right. Sorry for the bad example.
Not a problem. Any luck finding another with the mixed conditional?

CJ
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And by the way, has anyone tried the angle that stative verbs might act differently from other verbs in if-clauses with regard to the speaker's tendency to keep them in the past instead of putting them in the past perfect (in what seems to be a "third conditional")?

That might be a trend. Or not! Emotion: smile (I don't know if anyone has explored this possibility.)

CJ
CalifJimAnd by the way, has anyone tried the angle that stative verbs might act differently from other verbs in if-clauses with regard to the speaker's tendency to keep them in the past instead of putting them in the past perfect (in what seems to be a "third conditional")?

That might be a trend. Or not! Emotion: smile (I don't know if anyone has explored this possibility.)
I haven't seen this suggested anywhere else, but I've felt for some time that yes, there are several verbs that seem to be treated differently in this respect. Not sure if they're all stative, but it might well be so.
CalifJimAny luck finding another with the mixed conditional?
How about this one?

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'Let us start with the unusual verb form usurp upon. Did anyone look
it up in a dictionary?'

Silence.

'If you had, you would have found that usurp upon means to intrude
or encroach upon.'


J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace, p. 21
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I guess it should be a "standard" 3rd, shouldn't it?

'If you had (looked it up), you would have found that usurp upon means to intrude
or encroach upon.'
I agree with Tanit. Unfortunately, the elision messes it up as a really clear example.

If I had a car, I would have driven there myself is the sort of thing we're talking about, right?

CJ
CalifJimAny luck finding another with the mixed conditional?
How about this one, with could have instead of would have?
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Mr. Schultz was still collecting on policy, he was still selling beer ..., once or twice he disappeared for a day or two down to New York but still by and large he ran things long-distance, which couldn't have been a terribly comfortable way to do business if you happened to be by nature suspicious as he was ...

E.L. Doctorow, Billy Bathgate, p. 147
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Yes. And you could have changed it a little if you wanted to use it as an example in class. Emotion: smile

If you happened to be suspicious, it wouldn't have been a comfortable way to do business.

(I can't imagine had happened to be ...!)

CJ