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Should I say this sentence without "if"? why or why not?

"I would never have thought so {if} you had not told me that"

or

"I would never have thought so had you not told me that" without

The context: I meet someone, and when I ask her where is she from, she told me from Sweden. She didn't look like someone from Sweden... So my response to her thing was as mention above.

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Inversion for conditionals is used for a more formal style. When omitting the if clause, you apply inversion in the beginning of the sentence.

Had you not told me that, I would never have thought so.

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