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You have correctly analysed the two sentences with the past perfect tense in the if-clause as 'hypothetic' or counterfactual/non-factual, i.e. you didn't tell me and he didn't need help. However, the sentences with the past simple in the if clause are not hypothetical or non-factual. They say what did in fact happen. The would + infinitive in the main ...


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I think the assumption you are starting with is incorrect. "Past Perfect tense" when referring to a situation that didn't happen in the past, which is a hypothetic situation. [ a hypothetical situation] Past and past perfect apply to events in the past whether they occurred or not. What matters is when each happened. There is also present and present ...


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