Conditional type 3
Conditional type 3 : this lesson explains the form and the use of the conditional type 3 . it also provides a link to exercises if you want to practice this.
The form of conditional type 3
[ if + past perfect ] +[would have + past participle]
- If she had taken her umbrella , she wouldn’t have gotten wet
- Tom would have had better marks if he had revised his lesson .
The use of conditional type 3
when we use the conditional type 3 we are referring to an impossible situation in the past . we wish the opposite of that situation .
consider this situation :
|last month Ann was sick. Her friend Joan didn’t know this, and she didn’t go to see her.
they met again after Ann got better.
Joan said :
If I had known that you were sick, I would have gone to see you.
this means, that in reality, Joan didn’t know Ann was sick that why she said: ” if I had known….”
and she didn’t go to see her.