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English Grammar

The Type 3 Conditional - Alternate forms

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

  • If I had won that award, my life would have changed.
  • If she had studied science, she would have found a better job.

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

  • If you had invited them they would have come. (You did not invite them and therefore they did not come.)
  • If you had worked harder you would have passed the exam. (You did not work hard and therefore you did not pass.)

Sections In This Article
Introduction To If Clauses
The Zero Conditional
The Type One Conditional
Type One Conditional- Alternate Forms
The Type Two Conditional
Type Two Conditional- Alternate Forms
The Type Three Conditional
Type Three Conditional-Alternate Forms
Mixed Conditional



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