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I have found this other example similar to the one you mentioned above. Example: "The accused man refused to speak until he had spoken to the judge." I think the use of the Past Perfect here is not that of expressing a fact of the past but a non-factual event. It's like when we say: "He wishes he had spoken to the judge". or "He'd ...


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"If I had money, I would fly to Spain" means I don't have money now, but I imagine if I have money (now or in future) I would fly to Spain. "If I had (had) money, I would have flown to Spain" refers a past incident. I had no money then, so I could not fly to Spain and I regret on that. I think I am right. If any one has any other meaning, ...


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