Could someone explain the difference in meaning between these two forms of conditional?

1.If I had time, I would be there.
2.I would have been there if I had time.


The first refers to the present moment, the second to a time in the past.

(in the second case "I would have been there if I had had time" would seem more common, however, referring to a specific instance; the use of the simple past in (2) implies that your not having time was a more or less continuous state rather than being specific to one event or instance)

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    '"I would have been there if I had had time" would seem more common': Indeed. – Marius Hancu Mar 26 '15 at 13:44
  • Thank you. But what about this if I would like to refer to the past: If I knew her number I would call her. May I say: I would have called or is it the only way to use this with "If I had known"? I am rather confused when taking this in compare with negative analogue : If I didn't love her, I wouldn't have married her. – gerol2000 Mar 26 '15 at 14:01
  • @gerol2000 try to see the threads here: goo.gl/36aMVh – Marius Hancu Mar 26 '15 at 14:16

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