When we use Mixed conditional 2+3
- Mixed conditional 2+3
- We use Mixed conditional 2+3 when something which IS ALWAYS TRUE had INFLUENCE ON A PAST event.
An example of mixed conditional 2+3 use in context.
Gina has butterfingers (now and always) so she dropped the bottle (in the past).
How we form mixed conditional 2+3
The first part (after “if”) is taken from the second conditional and the second part is taken from the third conditional.
If + past simple, would/could + have + past participle
Other examples of mixed conditional 2+3 use in a sentence
- If I were you all my money on the car, I wouldn’t have accepted the offer yesterday.
- She would have left him then if she didn’t love him.
- If I weren’t tall, they wouldn’t have hired me as a model last month.