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THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

IF + Past Perfect + would/could/might + have + past participle


example:
If I had had more money in the wallet, I would have bought that ring

We use the Third Conditional to express regrets or criticism and for


actions that didn’t happen in the past

We can use inversion in the


WRITE COMMENTS FOR THESE SITUATIONS
IN THE 3rd CONDITIONAL
Third Conditional:
example: He broke his leg because he wasn’t If he had cut his hair he
careful. would
If he had been careful he wouldn’t have broken his
leg.
have looked better.
1.He committed a crime and he went to prison. Had he cut his hair he would
…………………………………………………… have looked better.
2.They were hot because the central heating was on.
…………………………………………………..
3.I was late for school because I overslept.
………………………………………………….. REWRITE THESE SENTENCES OMITTING
4.My son got a bad mark at school because ‘IF’
he didn’t prepare his homework. 1.If he had drunk the beer he would have had
………………………………………………….. problems with the police.
…………………………………………………. ………………………………………………
5.She didn’t eat fresh meat yesterday and so ………………………………………………
she had food poisoning. 2.If she had paid for the goods she wouldn’t
…………………………………………………... have been accused of theft.
6.Susan didn’t take an umbrella and so she got ……………………………………………….
soaked in the rain. ……………………………………………….
………………………………………………….. 3.If they had put the glass in the right place
…………………………………………………. it wouldn’t have been broken.
7.He didn’t learn and he couldn’t answer the ……………………………………………….
question. ……………………………………………….
………………………………………………….. 4.If I had listened to her advice I wouldn’t
have got into troubles.
………………………………………………
……………………………………………….

FINISH THESE SENTENCES IN YOUR OWN


WORDS

1.If I had had a car


accident……………………………..
2.If I had met the UFO
…………………………………
3.If I had been able to
dance……………………………
4.If I had met my ex-girlfriend in the
street…………….

…………………………………………………………
man……………………………..
6.If I had won the lottery………………………………