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A set of forms taken by a verb to indicate the time and/or completeness and continuance of the action in relation to the time of the utterance.

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It's because it's hypothetical ("it would help if... "). With hypothetical conditions (or 'unreal') you always use the past tense in the if clause: If I had a million dollars, I would buy you …
answered Aug 2 '15 by J. Paczuski