B and G got married 10 years ago. Now B and G have decided to divorce. But they have no regret about their 10-year marriage.

My question : Is it grammatically correct if B and G say to their friends and relatives something like this : If we had known that we would get divorced today, we would still get married 10 years ago.

Thank you very much in advance.

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Hi, TCW,

TCW posted:

B and G got married 10 years ago. Now B and G have decided to divorce. But they have no regret about their 10-year marriage.

My question : Is it grammatically correct if B and G say to their friends and relatives something like this : If we had known that we would get divorced today, we would still get married 10 years ago.

Thank you very much in advance.

Your idea is much better expressed on this link:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne...getting-divorce.html

'If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.'

TCW posted:
If we had known that we would get divorced today, we would still get married 10 years ago.

With all due respect to the CEO of Amazon, I recommend the following changes:

  • Even if we had known that we would get divorced today, we would still have gotten married 10 years ago.

Hi David, thank you very much for your reply. However, isn't "would still have gotten married 10 years ago" a counterfactual conditional statement, which could mean they didn't get married 10 years ago. But they actually did. Could you please explain further.

Thank you very much in advance.

TCW posted:

However, isn't "would still have gotten married 10 years ago" a counterfactual conditional statement, which could mean they didn't get married 10 years ago.

No, TCW, "still" tells you that it is not a counterfactual, that they did get married 10 years ago. Indeed, the sentence cannot be interpreted any other way.

Welcome to the forum.

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