How would your life be different
if you hadn’t come to the U.S.?
The “if clause” is always in past perfect:
The tense in t...
If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I would
be living with my parents now.
Truth: I am not living with my
parents now.
MIXED CON...
If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I would
never have thought about studying
English.
Truth: I have thought about
studying Engl...
If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I might
have been recruited as a French
teacher.
Truth: I was not recruited.
PURE TYPE 3
If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I would
still be working in a hotel in China.
Truth: I am not working in a hotel in
China.
M...
If I had stayed in Mongolia, I
wouldn’t have learned English.
Truth: I learned English.
PURE TYPE 3
If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I
wouldn’t have met my husband
had my and kids.
Truth: I met my husband and had
my kids.
PUR...
If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I might
have my own business in my
country.
Truth: I don’t have my own
business.

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Mixed conditionals

  1. 1. How would your life be different if you hadn’t come to the U.S.? The “if clause” is always in past perfect: The tense in the main clause depends on the true fact—is past or present?
  2. 2. If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I would be living with my parents now. Truth: I am not living with my parents now. MIXED CONDITIONAL
  3. 3. If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I would never have thought about studying English. Truth: I have thought about studying English for quite awhile.
  4. 4. If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I might have been recruited as a French teacher. Truth: I was not recruited. PURE TYPE 3
  5. 5. If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I would still be working in a hotel in China. Truth: I am not working in a hotel in China. MIXED CONDITIONAL
  6. 6. If I had stayed in Mongolia, I wouldn’t have learned English. Truth: I learned English. PURE TYPE 3
  7. 7. If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I wouldn’t have met my husband had my and kids. Truth: I met my husband and had my kids. PURE TYPE 3
  8. 8. If I hadn’t come to the U.S., I might have my own business in my country. Truth: I don’t have my own business. MIXED CONDITIONAL
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