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How to Use Third Conditional Grammar

I have had hundreds of students ask about how to use the conditional grammar. Well, it really is not as hard as you think. This blog is the 3rd part of a series of 3 blogs which cover the 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditional.

ETO 1-2-3 Conditionals

Let’s look at what makes the 3rd conditional grammar!

Third Conditional: no possibility

With the third conditional we talk about the past. We talked about a condition in the past that did not happen. That is why there is no possibility for this condition. The third conditional is like a dream, usually going back in time to change something.

So what is the structure of the 3rd conditional?

If + had + past participle 3rd form + would/could + verb

-Or-

If + had + past participle 3rd form + would/could + have + past participle 3rd form

My Examples:

If I had been born in Spain, I would speak Spanish perfectly.

I would have spoken Spanish perfectly, if I had been born in Spain.

If I had gotten paid more, I would have bought a nicer car.

My last thoughts:

Can you add more similar examples of the 3rd conditional in the blog comment box for our teachers to check for you?

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By: Luke 

ETO American English teacher

How to Use First Conditional Grammar

How to Use Second Conditional Grammar

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