How to talk about hypothetical situations in the past?

Use if … + had + [past participle], … would have + [past participle] to talk about something that could have happened in the past, but did not happen.
Would shows that you are quite certain about what you would have done if not for the circumstances.

example: If I had had money with me, I would have bought that dress.
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