Mixed conditionals – Present result of a past condition

You know about the zero, first, second and third conditionals, great! But did you know there is something called a mixed conditional? A mixed conditional is when we have two parts of a conditional sentence referring to different times.

In this blog, we will look at the first type of mixed conditional sentences: A present result of a past action.

In this type, the ‘if’ clause is in the past perfect, and the main clause is in the present conditional form (would). Let’s look at some examples.


If + past perfect AND present conditional

If this HAD happened, that thing WOULD happen.

Remember, you can reverse the order of the clauses, as with all conditionals.


Here are some examples:

If I hadn’t missed my bus, I would be at school by now.

I would own my own home if I had saved more money.

If I had bought Apple stocks in the 90s, I would be rich now!

I wouldn’t be so tired if I had slept longer.

Let’s look at this quiz!

Mixed conditionals | QUIZ

Choose the correct sentences.


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