You will learn Conditional Sentence Type 3. In addition you will learn how to use Conditional Sentence Type 3 with structure, usage and example sentences.
Every conditional sentence consists of two clauses: Main clause and if clause.
Form: Conditional Sentence Type 3 uses Past Perfect Tense in “if clause” and “subject + would + have + past participle + object” in main clause.
Structure: If + Past Perfect Tense, subject + would + have + past participle + object.
|If Clause (Condition)
|If + past perfect
||subject + would + have + past participle + object
|If this thing had happened
||that thing would have happened.
Note: You can change the order of the clauses but remember that if you use “if clause” at the beginning of the sentence, comma must be used otherwise do not use comma.
- If he had studied well, he would have passed the class. (Comma is used here because “if Clause” is used first)
- He would have passed the class if he had studied well. (Comma is not used here because “Result clause” is used first)
Conditional Sentence Type 3 Examples:
|Examples with comma
||Examples without comma
|If she had gone there, she would have died.
||She would have died if she had gone there.
|If he had known it, he would have succeeded months ago.
||He would have succeeded months ago if he had known it.
|If you had known the worth of education, you wouldn’t have left it.
||You wouldn’t have left education if you had known the worth of it.
|If we hadn’t given up, we would have prospered.
||We would have prospered if we hadn’t given up.
|If you had got it, he would have enjoyed.
||He would have enjoyed if you had got it.
|If he had had laptop, he would have practiced it.
||He would have practiced it if he had had laptop.
|If they had bought the car, they would have benefited.
||They would have benefited if they had bought the car.
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