Here we use a past perfect in the if-clause and would have + past participle in the result clause.

The Type 3 Conditional is used to talk about past situations that did not happen.

Modals in result clauses

Could have, might have, should have etc., can be used in place of would have.

But for

But for replaces if not and is followed by a noun. It is usually used in formal speech.

But for our savings, we wouldn’t have been able to make the payments.

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