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Third Conditional

We use the third conditional (also known as the "past unreal conditional") to talk about situations in the past that didn’t happen and their hypothetical consequences.

The third conditional consists of two clauses. One is formed with If + subject + past perfect verb ("If I had studied"). The other is formed with subject + would have + past participle ("I would have passed the test"). So all together, the sentence looks like this: "If I had studied, I would have passed the test."

In the past, I didn't study. But by using this type of conditional, I can speculate about how things would have been different, if I had been a better student.

Third Conditional Grammar Quiz

  1. If I , I would have passed algebra.

  2. If you had told me you were going downtown, I would you a ride.

  3. If we the rent, we would not have been kicked out of the apartment.

  4. If the dog across the street, it would have been hit by a bus.

  5. If you an umbrella, you would not have been soaked.

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Third Conditional Lessons:

Annie Lennox

Inglourious Basterds

My True Love Gave to Me

If Only I Hadn't Done That - With Third Conditional

The Informant!

Bon Jovi

Married to a Fictional Character

High School Sweethearts

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dilenny

dilenny

Dominican Republic

If i had worked i would bought a big house

11:58 PM Feb 09 2018 |

veselinivanov

Bulgaria

If I had money I would have bought a sports car.

04:53 AM Apr 24 2016 |

fatima20

fatima20

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

if she had told him , she wouldnt have been alone

02:37 PM Sep 05 2014 |

vinayaji

vinayaji

India

If I had exercised, I wouldn’t have to join gym now.

11:44 PM Jan 25 2014 |

2pideh

2pideh

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

If I had stayed in germany i would have spoken germany well.

09:49 AM Aug 12 2012 |

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zarin.setare

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

if i had attended for M,A. I would have graduated now.

04:57 PM May 20 2012 |

Crizsearch

Crizsearch

Indonesia

I don’t have problem with it, the only problem is I can’t distinguish which is which. What grammar is this??

02:58 AM May 20 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

J…..    I think that grammatically  correct    is: If I had studied harder for this final exam, I wouldn´t have been  punished by my parents.

05:03 PM May 19 2012 |

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丁言柔

Taiwan

If I had studied harder for this final exam,I wouldn’t have gotten punishment from my parents.
Is it right!!??@@....

01:23 PM May 19 2012 |

Nicte ha

Nicte ha

Mexico

If I had read this lesson, I would have answered right the puzzle Laughing

10:47 PM Sep 30 2011 |