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Third conditional with “only if ”

Tom could have started work again only if he had apologized to the manager. Does this sentence imply he didn't apologize? Thanks!
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About second conditional and the condition

Now I'm going to describe a hypothetical situation so I will use second conditional. However, do I always need to attach the if clause to suggest that it's a hypothetical situation? For example: If I ...
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If we tell them the truth they wouldn't believe us

If we tell them the truth they wouldn't believe us Is this construction correct in English? I mean, for conditional sentences, the rule is If+past tense/would +infinitive, but here, can we also use ...
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if condition in the past

I want to ask someone that why he didn't tell me something in the past and I want to say the sentence as below: if you knew that yesterday why you didn't tell me yesterday? as I know this is not ...
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What does the “would have been” express in this sentence?

If so, the green algae would have been subjected to environmental pressures that resulted in adaptations that enhanced their potential to give rise to land-dwelling organisms.(From TPO 25 ) would ...
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If I were not holding my pee, I think I might sleep

If I were not holding my pee, I think I definitely slept. Is this correct grammar when I walk out of the movie theater and talk to my friends? Update I was trying to say that the movie is really ...
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Is this a conditional sentence?

Abby ------- such a successful swimmer now if she hadn't practised so much as a child. won't be wouldn't be wouldn't have been hadn't been I did a test and I chose #3 but #2 turned out to be correct....
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Conditional sentence - If it did, it would have done

Would you please explain in which situation the following structure could be used? What does it imply? 'Both parties would have prepared statements of costs if they thought there was the possibility ...
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Conditional and participle

I came across a website that says past participle can also be used to replace conditional clause. For example: Given the choice, most people would want to choose good health over good fortune. ( ...
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Conditional Clauses

I wonder if you could tell me the difference(s) between the following questions: If you could have lived in another period, which period would you choose? If you could live in another period, which ...