Which of these two sentences is correct:

1) You wouldn't have believed me if I told you last year.

2) You wouldn't have believed me if I had told you last year.

2 Answers 2


The second is correct without the comma (British "half stop"). In the first, "if I told you last year" indicates it is unknown if this was told.

  • removed commas.
    – Gatozee
    May 18, 2017 at 17:53

Both make sense and should be fine either way you go.

They emphasize different ways to speak. I suggest reading this to somewhat get a better understanding of the uses. It's not the same phrasing but the point should still get across.

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