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What is this construction with IF+present perfect?

If events in my life have had a huge direct influence, I would have put them in, but they didn’t.

I've never seen such a construction of the conditional, I am now wondering when is this used and for what purpose. I would put 'had had' so it can be the third conditional, but present perfect confuses me. Can someone please explain or give some examples?

edit: thanks! it might be a typo. I copied it from some text which is like a multiple-choice reading exercise, however, it was not copied from some book, but from some test prepared by a language school.
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