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What type of conditional clause is this?

You're right, removing 'then' does work. In fact, the sentence seems wrong as it is. If this, then that is a typical conditional sentence. If one thing happens, then something else will happen as a ...
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Conditional sentences and usages

Both are equally correct, and equally odd English. Both start with a hypothetical condition. This is odd, since you probably know which year you were born in, so why hypothesise? If you know you ...
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Should it be "....could marry..." or "....could have married...? --- If you didn't like me when you met me, how the hell could you marry me?

Yes well, she is obviously in a stressful situation, so she would be likely to say things that would not be considered "correct" in formal written English. Her use of "how", for ...
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