Element FORM/USE: 'WERE IT NOT FOR', FORMAL
SuperCat CLAUSES
SubCat conditional
Lexical Range N/A
Level C2
Cando Can use 'Were it not for' + noun phrase to introduce conditions in formal contexts. ► past simple
Corrected Learner Example Were it not for my university, I would give up this class immediately. (Russia; B1 THRESHOLD; 2002; Russian; Pass)

Were it not for that kind of toy, children would be able to gain more team-spirit, creativity and self-confidence. (Greece; C2 MASTERY; 2008; Greek; Pass)

In fact, were it not for that reason, Laura would have accepted the comfortable executive chair in a big company. (Spain; C2 MASTERY; 1993; Spanish - European; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
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