Conditional Sentences Mixed Type, Definition and Example Sentences
- When we want to talk about something that has a condition in the past and a result in the present.
If + Conditional 3 (Past Perfect) + Conditional 2 (would, should, might)
In this type, which is used to connect the past and the present and connects Type 3 and Type 2, the Past Perfect Tense is used in the if-clause, while the Modal Present Tense is used in the main clause. In this sentence, there is a past condition and a possible outcome of this condition that cannot be fulfilled in the present tense, so we can call this type the “Today to Past Type”.
- If he hadn’t missed the bus, he would be here now.
- If my mother hadn’t spent many years working abroad, she wouldn’t be rich.
- If you had come, you would have seen him
- If the passenger had hurried, he would catch the train now.
- If I had been born in England, I could speak English very well.