This clip is from an episode of the No Such Thing as a Fish podcast, which is a very funny podcast about interesting and surprising facts.
Anna is talking about a man from Mumbai who is suing his parents for giving birth to him without his consent.
…If she had met him before he was born, she definitely wouldn’t have done it…
This sentence is an example of a third conditional, which is used to talk about the hypothetical/unreal past.
The structure of a third conditional is: If + past perfect, would have + past participle
e.g. If I had studied for the exam, I would have passed. In reality, I didn’t study and as a result I failed the exam.
Notice the weak/unstressed pronunciation of ‘had’ as /əd/ and ‘have’ as /əv/ – this is common in third conditional sentences.
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