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Which words are the correct ones for this sentence?:

"I wouldn't be/ wouldn't have been here if it weren't/wasn't for him.
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Emre25 Which words are the correct ones for this sentence?:"I wouldn't be/ wouldn't have been here if it weren't/wasn't for him.
I wouldn't be here if it weren't/wasn't for him or I wouldn't have been there if it hadn't been for him.
2nd conditional, as an hypothetical situation says: If+Past simple, would+verb. So: I wouldn't BE here if it WASN'T for him. (you wouldn't use weren't as the subject is IT, and the present perfect continuous is out of context.. you could say I wouldn't have been here at this place "for so long" but I guess your context is "I wouldn't have reached this particular state without his help."
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laiaa I wouldn't BE here if it WASN'T for him. (you wouldn't use weren't as the subject is IT
Not really. If it were is correct as well.

I wouldn't be here is correct, but I'm not sure about I wouldn't have been here. I've seen native speakers use it.
and the present perfect continuous is out of context
I don't see any present perfect continuous in that example.
you wouldn't use weren't as the subject is IT,
"Were" is a much more common verb than "was" in hypothetical sentences.
but I'm not sure about I wouldn't have been here.
It is correct as well.
Ex.
A. I wouldn't have been here refers to the past.
B. I wouldn't be here refers to present.

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Hi,
Emre25 Which words are the correct ones for this sentence?:"I wouldn't be/ wouldn't have been here if it weren't/wasn't for him.
It should be ;

I wouldn't be here, if it wasn't/weren't for him.

Note that, both "was" and "were" are possible, but were is more commonly used.
hrsanei and the present perfect continuous is out of contextI don't see any present perfect continuous in that example.you wouldn't use weren't as the subject is IT,"Were" is a much more common verb than "was" in hypothetical sentences.
Apologies, I couln't be more wrong... about the tense.
I don't know if you are all native speakers here or really proficient in your 2nd language... for me, as a non-native speaker,

"were" just doesn't sound well in singular besides the use in "I wish I", since the hypothetical sense in conditionals is given by the construction itself... I'll pay more attention on my next answer.
Thanks! really helpful.
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