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What constructions should I use to speak hypothetically?

Posted by fuweilian September 18, 2012 in the Group General Discussion.

I'm trying to figure out if there is a grammatical pattern to be followed in speaking about a past hypothetical situation.

My teacher has set it up as "假如(circumstances),(subject)就(would have done something)。"

For example, if I wanted to say "If Al Gore had won Presidential election in 2000, then the United States would not have invaded Iraq."

I would say:

假如Al Gore 赢了2000的大选,美国就不会打击伊拉克。

Is this the best way to discuss hypothetical situations that would have taken place in the past?  Thanks!


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