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Elijah
What's the difference between these two conditional sentences?
If Nick WERE rich, he would have bought that Ferrari yesterday.
If Nick HAD BEEN rich, he would have bought that Ferrari yesterday.
I know that the first one is a mixed conditional sentence, and the second one is the 3rd type of conditionals. Nevertheless, what's the difference in using of these two?
May 9, 2020 3:01 PM
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The second one implies being rich in a specific time in the past.
The first one is more general, like if he were rich in general/ at any time.

But in this context, either would be used and acceptable.
May 9, 2020
Elijah
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