MIXED CONDITIONALS

schlechte horror spiele In certain cases the “if” form does not follow the same rules with “if clauses.” In such cases, one type of if-clause can be combined with the main clause of another type.

  1. a) The first mixed type combines an if-clause about the past with a main clause about the present, and is formed by combining a type-3 if clause with a type-2 main clause.

den der ler sidst ler bedst ruby laser autonivel there If+ (had + V3),  (would + V1)

If she hadn’t missed the bus, she would be here now.

If you had been careful yesterday, you wouldn’t be in hospital today.

 

  1. b) The second mixed type combines an if-clause about the present with a main clause about the past, and is formed by combining type 2 and type 3.

 

If+ (past simple),  (would + have + V3)

 

If he didn’t really love you, he wouldn’t have bought this ring for you.

 

  1. c) The third type of mixed conditional can be formed without conveying a meaning of assumption. In this case, the if-clauses do not suit the standard types.

If you went swimming this morning, you can’t go swimming again tomorrow.

If you will leave tomorrow, why did you buy so much food?