When we use Mixed conditional 3+2
- Mixed conditional 3+2
- We use Mixed conditional 3+2 for PAST SITUATIONS which have AN EFFECT IN THE PRESENT.
An example of mixed conditional 3+2 use in context.
The woman hasn’t plugged in the hoover (in the past) so it doesn’t work now.
How we form mixed conditional 3+2
The first part (after “if”) is taken from the third conditional and the second part is taken from the second conditional.
If + past perfect, would/could + verb.
Other examples of mixed conditional 3+2 use in a sentence
- If I hadn’t spent all my money on the car, I wouldn’t be broke now.
- She wouldn’t be sad now if he hadn’t told her he didn’t love her.
- If I hadn’t argued with her yesterday, I could call her now.