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I was writing a letter for my exam practise. I have written a sentence in this letter which is

Otherwise, not only would I have said no to the client but I also would have brought so many gifts for Janet.

Is this sentence grammatically correct? Its about a hypothetical action and a hypothetical result in the future. I will have said no in the future to my client and will also carry some gifts for janet, but as I am already commited its not possible to do so.

If this sentence is wrong can you please explain a way to write such sentences?

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    If saying 'no' to the client is also hypothetical, it needs to be 'not only would I have said'. – Kate Bunting Sep 25 '20 at 16:27
  • @Kate Bunting..Yes, that is also hypothetical. I have made the edit. – Sudhir Sharma Sep 25 '20 at 16:31
  • @Kate Bunting.. I am confused that we use this would have + past participle form for hypothetical result in the past like in the third conditional. For instance : If it had not rained that day, I would have slept on a dry bed. – Sudhir Sharma Sep 25 '20 at 16:34
  • @SudhirSharma The reason for that is, we use "I would"+*bare infinitive* to refer to conditional or contingent actions in the present/future, so a different construction is needed to refer to conditional or contingent actions in the past. The perfect form "I have"+*past participle* is used to refer to completed events, so similarly, the conditional perfect "I would have"+*past participle* refers to conditions in the past where the contingency is closed off or completed and can therefore no longer be fulfilled. – rjpond Sep 25 '20 at 19:41
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You are trying to show that carrying the presents for Janet stopped you from doing something for the client. That would be expressed by:

I was carrying so many gifts for Janet, and so had to say no to my client

or

I had to say no to my client, since I was carrying so many gifts to Janet

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