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imperfect subjunctive + conditional

The imperfect subjunctive tense is used to talk about things that are extremely unlikely to have happened or happen. It’s most often used together with the conditional tense:

Se eu soubesse tudo seria sábio. (If I knew everything I'd be wise.)

Se fosse ele eu te contaria. (If it were he I would tell you.)

Se eu tivesse tempo estudaria mais. (If I have time I'd study more.)