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The Type 3 Conditional - Alternate forms

Modals in result clauses

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

  • If he had known, he could have helped you.
  • You might have finished the assignment on time, if you had planned more carefully.
  • If you hadn't prepared, you should have told the professor.
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.
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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