THE THIRD CONDITIONAL
We use the
to talk about
The subordinate clause (
) is always in the
in the conditional (
would have + participle
"If I had known her telephone number, I would have phoned her
(It means that you didn't have her telephone number and you didn't phone her)
1. Complete the following sentences with the THIRD CONDITIONAL. Use abbreviations for the negative verbs:
a) If Jane
(not/lose) her job as a sales representative in London, she
(not/move) to Edinburgh.
b) If she
(not/move) to Edinburgh, she
(not/find) a job in a new company.
c) If she
(not/find) a job in the new company, she
d) If she
(not/meet) Adam, they
(not/fall) in love.
e) If they
(not/fall) in love, Adam
(not/ask) Jane to marry him.
f) If Michael's alarm clock
(ring) on time, he
(have) time to have breakfast at home.
g) If he
(have) breakfast and home, he
(feel) more relaxed.
h) If he
(feel) more relaxed, he
(not/drive) so fast.
i) If he
(drive) slowly, he
(see) the "STOP" sign.
j) If he
(see) the sign, he
(not/crash) against the other car.
2. Choose the correct ending for the following sentences:
a) If the weather had been better yesterday,
we had gone to the countryside
we'd have gone to the countryside
we'd had gone to the countryside
b) If Jane had arrived on time last night,
we would have watched a film together
we had watched a film together
we could watch a film together
c) If I had studied more for my exams,
my grades would be better
my grades would have been better
my grades had been better
d) We would have had a wonderful weekend
if it hadn't begun to rain
if it hadn't began to rain
if it wouldn't have begun to rain
e) The party would have been funnier
if my parents hadn't decided to stay
if my parents wouldn't have decided to stay
if my parents would have decided to stay
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