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Would you cry if I wasn't here anymore?

Postby incrediguy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:32 pm

Hi, I've got a quick grammar question. There's this quote someone on the internet posted, "Would you cry if I wasn't here anymore?", is it grammatically correct? Well, I know it is, but someone commented that it wasn't, and suggested that the correct sentence should be, "Would you have cried if I wasn't here anymore?". I know that that one is incorrect since "have cried" is future perfect tense, and it should be "will" instead of "would". So, it should be, "Will you have cried if I wasn't here anymore?", right? Which one is correct? Is the original quote correct? Or are they both correct? Or only one is correct? Or none of them are correct? Which is the correct sentence? Please reply, and explain. This is really messing up with my brain, and plus, I'm drunk, so. Urgent reply needed ---so, I could finally sleep. Hahaha. Thank you in advance.

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Postby Alan » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:28 am

Only the first makes sense...

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