Welcome back to another ESL podcast, everyone! Mixed conditionals is on the menu for today, so let’s get into it!
Mixed conditionals are a mixture of the second and third conditional. They can describe an imagination present situation and its past consequence.
If I liked that group I would have gone to see them in concert.
Or they can describe an imaginary past situation and its present consequence. If I’d had breakfast, I wouldn’t be hungry now.
If + past simple….would/wouldn’t have + past participle.
If I wanted a coffee, I would have asked for one.
If + past perfect….would/wouldn’t + infinitive.
If I had passed my driving test, I’d drive to university.
- If I’d studied photography…..
A. I take photos for a newspaper.
B. I would take photos for a newspaper.
C. I would have taken photos for a newspaper.
2. I would have gone to the cinema if……
A. I like science fiction movies.
B. I liked schieve fiction movies.
C. I had liked science fiction movies.
3. She would be ill now if…..
A. she doesn’t take the medicine.
B. she didn’t take the medicine.
C. she hadn’t taken the medicine.