Is this sentence OK? If you were to ask me back then, I would have said no.
Jan 19, 2017 8:35 PM
Answers · 3
January 20, 2017
It sounds a bit awkard - maybe rephrase it to say "If you had asked me back then, I would have said no"
January 19, 2017
Not quite. You can write this either as a "second conditional" or "third conditional" depending on the situation. Second conditional: "If you were to ask me, I would say no." (Or "If you asked me, I would say no".) Third conditional: "If you had asked me, I would have said no". Many native English speakers use conditional sentences incorrectly or "mixed conditionals", so you may hear examples that deviate from what I have written here.
January 19, 2017
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