The Mixed Conditional

There are two types of mixed conditional sentences. One of them states the present result of a past condition and the other state the past result of a present or continuing condition.

Present result of a past condition

Here we use a past perfect in the if-clause and would + infinitive in the main clause.

  • If I had accepted that job I would be a millionaire now.
  • If I had married him I would live happy now.

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Type 2 Conditional

Here we use a simple past in the if-clause and would + infinitive (bare form of the verb) in the result clause.

  • If you asked, they would help you.
  • If it rained, you would get wet.
  • If you loved her, she would love you.
  • If I had more money, I would buy a new car.
  • If he studied more, he would pass the exam.
  • If I were the President, I would lower taxes.

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Type 1 Conditional

Here we use a simple present in the if-clause and a simple future in the result clause.

  • If you want, I will talk to him.
  • If I see her, I will give her your love.
  • If you finish on time, we will go to the movies.
  • If it rains, the match will be cancelled.
  • You will be late if you don’t hurry up.
  • I will buy a car if I get my rise.

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