Let's say you have a friend who can't stop smoking cigarette, and you don't believe him saying that he is concern about his health. And you say:

"If you were really concern about your health, basically, you already have stopped smoking by now."

I think this is ungrammatical, is there any correct phrase to express what I am trying to say?

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    ... is concerned is correct.
    – helen
    Sep 28, 2018 at 8:15
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    you would have aleardy stopped smoking by now. - you could use "would" here.
    – lea
    Sep 28, 2018 at 11:22

1 Answer 1


You could say:

"If you really were concerned about your health, you would have already stopped smoking by now."

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