If I were smarter, I would have gotten a lighter ball.
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Mixed Conditionals

Definition:

Sometimes Unreal Conditional sentences are mixed. Study the examples below to learn how to mix conditional verb forms like a native speaker.



Verbs in red are in the Present Unreal Conditional

Verbs in blue are in the Past Unreal Conditional

Verbs in green are in the Future Unreal Conditional

Present
Past

1. If I were smarter, I would have gotten a job as an astronaut.

2. If she were a doctor, she would have prescribed you medicine.


Present
Future
1. If I spoke french, I would move to Paris.

2. If I can understand English, I would move to New York City and get a high paying job.
Future
Past

1. If weren't starting school in the Fall, I would have taken that new job.

2. If we weren't going to be parents in a couple of months, I would have spent all my extra money on luxury items.


Future
Present

1. If I weren't working this Summer, I would learn how to play soccer..

2. If I were going to Brussels this this Fall, I would be so excited.

Past
Present

1. If I had started math sooner, I would be an accountant.

2. If I had studied harder in school, I would be making more money.


Past
Future

1. If Tom had completed his homework, he would be going to the party.

2. If she had studied for the exam, she would be going to a better school this Fall.


If I weren't going to work today, I would go to the doctor.
 
Exercise
Choose the correct Mixed Conditional for each sentence. The first sentence has been completed for you. English Logic will put a checkmark ) next to your correct answers.
1.
If I more athletic, I would be a marathon runner.
2.
If I had the book, I would be going to the book discussion tonight.
3.
If I running the marathon this Fall, I would have eaten more deserts at dinner.
4.
If you were bilingual*, I would you to the conference in New York City.
5.
If I longer, I would be a lot better at playing my guitar.
6.
If I weren't leaving for Paris, I would have bought that apartment.
7.
If I weren't driving to my parents house this weekend, I on my project for school.
8.
If I had that spoiled milk, I would be very sick now.
9.
If they weren't talking so much, they the directions.
10.
If they had stopped at the stop light, they would not be. the police officer for forgiveness.


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