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I read this sentence in a movie

What would have happened if you were a few minutes later?

I think that the sentence "What would have happened if you were a few minutes later?" is wrong grammatically.

Is it grammatical?

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    I think this question, referring to the same subtitle, has been asked previously, albeit in somewhat different form: ell.stackexchange.com/q/107937/32 – StoneyB Dec 14 '16 at 19:37
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    tsk, tsk... not the first time the user has recycled old questions without previously mentioning anything. – Mari-Lou A Dec 14 '16 at 21:10
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The sentence is awkward but not wrong. But "...if you had been a few minutes later" sounds better.

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    Or, "What would have happened if you had arrived a few minutes later?" – Mark Hubbard Dec 14 '16 at 19:28

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