Third Conditional Research - Coggle Diagram
Third Conditional Research
The Second Conditional
The second conditional uses the past simple after if, then 'would' and the infinitive
We can use 'were' instead of 'was' with 'I' and 'he/she/it'. This is mostly done in formal writing
if + past simple, ...would + infinitive
It has two uses
First, we can use it to talk about things in the future that are probably not going to be true.
If I was working in london, I'd take the tube everyday
If it rained, I would take an umbrella
"If I took the bus, "I would arrive at 7pm
Second, we can use it to talk about something in the present which is impossible, because it's not true
This kind of conditional sentence is different from the first conditional because this is a lot more unlikely.
If + Past Perfect + would have + past participle
If I had known you were going to the cinema, I would have gone too.
If I’d known, I would have worn something nicer.
If it had rained, you would have gotten wet.
Would have + If + past perfect
You would have passed the exam if you had studied all of these grammar pages
I would have gone too If I had known you were going to the cinema.
I would have believed you if you hadn't lied to me before.
Talking about Hypothetical past situations
It's the way
Used for talking about past events that didn't happen
Impossible past conditions
Sometimes, we use should have, could have, might have instead of would have