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Autor:  Tiago T.
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  20/DEZ/2006 12:17 AM
Assunto:  Third conditional no problem
 
Mensagem:  If I were in Brazil, I wouldn't have done that.

E. Sperto,

I understand that some people may use the sentence above (even native speakers), but I disagree that the sentence is correct from a logical or grammatical standpoint. You have to decide if you want to talk about an unreal present condition (second conditional) or an unreal past condition (third conditional). In the sentence above, the first part (condition) refers to the present, whereas the second part (result) refers to the past. Don't you find weird that a present supposition had a hypothetical consequence in the past? That's at least metaphysical!

Tiago


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Third conditional problem  –  MAURICIO  17/DEZ/2006, 9:12 PM
Third conditional problem  –  Tiago T.  18/DEZ/2006, 1:58 PM
Third conditional problem  –  Tiago T.  18/DEZ/2006, 5:29 PM
Third conditional problem  –  pat  19/DEZ/2006, 10:39 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  E. Sperto  19/DEZ/2006, 6:17 PM
 Third conditional no problem  –  Tiago T.  20/DEZ/2006, 12:17 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  M Rob  20/DEZ/2006, 2:50 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  pat  20/DEZ/2006, 10:23 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  Tiago T.  20/DEZ/2006, 2:57 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  Josi  20/DEZ/2006, 3:59 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  Johannes  20/DEZ/2006, 8:28 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  pat  20/DEZ/2006, 9:49 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  M Rob  20/DEZ/2006, 10:50 PM

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