SOURCE (Fan fiction)
I was reading a novel and saw this sentence:
"If you did not question that, I wouldn't have picked you."
Why isn't it "If you had not questioned that, I wouldn't have picked you."
What's the difference ?
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It is explained here
Some Americans use the simple past in the if clause of a past unreal conditional. For example, there's an old song called, "If I knew you were coming, I'd have baked a cake." In formal speech or writing the correct form is, "If I had known you were coming, I would have baked a cake." There is often a difference between how grammar is taught and how ordinary people use it in conversation.