Third conditional in English

How to improve your 3rd conditional in English

What is the third conditional?

The third conditional is a structure used to talk about unreal situations in the past. is used to express what might have happened in a situation where the outcome is not known. It can be used in cases where an event did not happen or when something has changed since it would have happened. It is also called the past conditional.

Examples of the third conditional:

1. Had Mr Bean known the man was a thief, he would not have given the man his camera.

2. If you had studied, you could have passed your exam.

3. If I had known about my wife, I would never have married her.

4. If you had gone to bed earlier, you would have woken up earlier.

5.  If I had known you needed help, I would have helped you.

6. Had I known your number, I would have called you.

7. If you had worked harder, you would have gotten that promotion.

8. If the weather had been good, we would have gone to the beach.

9. If you had followed the rules, you would not have been penalised.

10. If you had come to class on time, you would not have missed out on anything.

Practice your third conditional with this interactive activity

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