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Use of have in the third conditional

In the third conditional we use the past perfect in the if-clause and would in the main clause.

Don’t use have in the if-clause.

  • If I would have known earlier, I wouldn’t have done it.
  • If I had known earlier, I wouldn’t have done it.
  • She would have bought the coat she wanted if she had have saved more money.
  • She would have bought the coat she wanted if she had saved more money.