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The Third Conditional (based on extracts from W.M. Thackeray´s novel Vanity Fair)

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 Listen to the sentences and write them in the Third Conditional.

1. If you Sycorax that her son Caliban was as handsome as Apollo, she , witch as she was.


2. If he the courage; if George and Miss Sedley , according to the former's proposal, in the farther room, Joseph Sedley's bachelorhood at an end, and this work .


3.  If mere parsimony a man rich, Sir Pitt Crawley very wealthy—if he an attorney in a country town, with no capital but his brains, it is very possible that he them to good account, and for himself a very considerable influence and competency.

4. Only I wish you those wild oats of yours, George. If you poor little Miss Emmy's face when she asked me about you the other day, you those billiard-balls to the deuce. Go and comfort her, you rascal.


5. If the Baronet of Queen's Crawley the fear of losing his sister's legacy before his eyes, he never his dear girls to lose the educational blessings which their invaluable governess was conferring upon them.


6. If Amelia the comments regarding her which were made in the circle from which her father's ruin had just driven her, she what her own crimes were, and how entirely her character was jeopardised.


7. - "I wish they me," said Emmy, wistfully. "They were always very cold to me."

      - "My dear child, they you if you two hundred thousand pounds," George replied.


8. But it wasn't considered the part of a gentleman, in MY time, for a man to insult his father. If I' any such thing, mine me downstairs, sir.


9. meanwhile, it is certain that our friend William Dobbin, who was personally of so complying a disposition that if his parents him much, it is probable he down into the kitchen and married the cook, and who, to further his own interests, the most insuperable difficulty in walking across the street, found himself as busy and eager in the conduct of George Osborne's affairs, as the most selfish tactician could be in the pursuit of his own.