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Mixed conditionals express two main types of situations:
A present situation that is the result of a past
If + past perfect, Present conditional (would + verb)
If I had worked harder at my old job, I would still have the
(I didn’t work hard at my old job. As a result, I don’t have the job now.)
I would have lots of money now if I had invested it properly.
( I don’t have money now because I didn’t invest properly in the past.)
Compare this to the third/unreal conditional, which expresses a past situation that results from a past condition: If I had won the lottery, I would have bought my mother a new house. ( I didn’t win the lottery. I didn’t buy a new house for my mother)
2. A past situation that is the result of a present or continuing condition If + simple past, Perfect conditional (would have + past participle) If he wasn’t such a good programmer, we would have fired him months ago. (He is a good programmer, and as a result we didn’t fire him months ago) More examples: If I wasn’t afraid of flying, I wouldn’t have driven to the meeting. (I am afraid of flying. As a result I drove to the meeting)