@Gustavo, Co-Moderator posted:
The only case I can think of where the past perfect could be simplified into past simple in an if-clause could occur when both express real past, for example:
- If you said a vampire had bitten you, how come you have no marks on your neck?
- If you said a vampire bit you, how come you have no marks on your neck?
Hi, Gustavo, really appreciate. With my sincere RESPECTs to You.