ESL Sentence Patterns: If it weren't for [A], I never would have [B]

 

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If it weren’t for [A], I never would have [B]

[B] is only possible because [A] happened first

If [A] hadn’t happened, then [B] couldn’t have happened

 

 

· If it weren’t for that medicine, I never would have gotten better.

· If it weren’t for that medicine, I would still be sick.

· If it weren’t for my English teacher, I never would have passed the test.

· If it weren’t for airplanes, I never would have been able to see the world.

· If it weren’t for email, I would rarely have a chance to communicate with my mom.

· If it weren’t for my husband, I never would have gotten over cancer.

· If it weren’t for the fact that I exercise every day, I would still be overweight.

· If it weren’t for his son, he would still be immature.

· Those people would still be alive if it weren’t for the tornado.

· Many children wouldn’t be reading for fun today if it weren’t for the Harry Potter books.
 

Complete the sentences:

If it weren’t for the matchmaker, ________________________________

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If it weren’t for the typhoon_____________________________________

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If it weren’t for Michael Jordan, _________________________________

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If it weren’t for my bicycle, _____________________________________

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I never would have gotten sick __________________________________

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I never would have learned Chinese ______________________________

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The police never would have solved the crime _____________________

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I never would have met my spouse ______________________________

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Write 2 more sentences using “If it weren’t for [A], I never would have [B]”

1. ___________________________________________________________

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2. ___________________________________________________________

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