Which would be correct here and why?
If I could go back in time, a time when I wasn't born/hadn't been born/didn't exist yet, I would...
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A time when I hadn't been born and A time when I wasn't alive are both correct.
A time when I wasn't born is incorrect. Obviously the labor and birthing process is not instantaneous, but compared to the length of someone's life it is nearly so, and in any case it is not a continuous state of being the way "being alive" is.