ESL Sentence Patterns: If I hadn't [A], then I wouldn't have [B]
If I hadn’t [A], then I wouldn’t have [B]
If I didn’t do [A], then [B] never could have happened.
*Remember: You must use the past participle for [A] and [B], because they are past perfect tense and present perfect tense.
· If I hadn’t stayed up late last night, then I wouldn’t have been late to school today.
· If I hadn’t eaten so much, then I wouldn’t have gotten a stomachache.
· If you hadn’t warned me, then I wouldn’t have known the car was coming. (And I might have gotten hurt!)
· If I hadn’t met the guitar teacher, then I wouldn’t have started taking lessons. And if I hadn’t started taking lessons, then I never would have started a band. And if I hadn’t started a band, then I probably woudn’t have met my wife. Therefore, if I hadn’t met my guitar teacher, then I wouldn’t have met my wife!
· If I hadn’t drunk so much coffee this morning, I probably wouldn’t have gotten so tired this afternoon.
· If I hadn’t driven so recklessly, then I wouldn’t have gotten into an accident, and I wouldn’t be in the hospital right now.
· If I hadn’t found such a good English teacher, then I wouldn’t have been able to pass the English test!
Complete the sentences:
1. If I hadn’t gone to such a good university, ______________
then I wouldn’t have learned how to drive a car.
3. If I hadn’t taken the stray dog home, ___________________
then I wouldn’t have been late to work this morning.
Write 4 more sentences using "If I hadn't [A], then I wouldn't have [B]."
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