Lesson 1: Third conditionals (past unreal conditionals)

We can use 'if + past perfect, would + have + past participle' to talk about things that are not real in the past.

  • If I had studied more, I would have passed the exam. (But really, I failed the exam.)
  • If it hadn't rained, we would have gone to the beach. (But it rained, so we didn't go.)
  • If he had made a cake, we would have eaten it. (But he didn't make a cake.)

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