if i _____ earlier, i wouldn't have been late for work. left leaving had left have left i chose 'have left' but it showed the correct ans to be 'had left'. pls explain this, how can two past tense words come together ???? what did i do wrong tell me the concept pls
The second half of the sentence 'I wouldn't have been late for work' is in past tense, which is dependent on the clause preceeding it. Thus, the correct answer would be 'had left', which is in perfect tense.