Well, I was reading about Type Three conditionals. In the main clause we use if + past perfect (had), then in the second clause we use either the "perfect conditional" or the "perfect continuous conditional".
- If past perfect, then conditional perfect.
- If past perfect, then conditional perfect continuous.
Why then do some sentences use would have had in the main clause?
If it had rained, you would have gotten wet.
For example, if it had not been for the aid received by the European countries after World War II from the US under the Marshal Plan, they would have had to struggle tremendously to reach where they are today.
Could you please clear up the difference between would have and would have had?
Can the second sentence be written without had in its main clause?