THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

Published on 28 March 2023

Explanation of the third conditional

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TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT THE THIRD CONDITIONAL!
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ARE YOU READY?😎
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WHAT THE THIRD CONDITIONAL EXPRESSES?
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THE THIRD CONDITIONAL IS USED TO EXPRESS PAST EVENTS AND THEIR  IMAGINARY CONSEQUENCES
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WHAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED IF...?
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THE THIRD CONDITIONAL IS FORMED BY: IF CLAUSE, MAIN CLAUSE If + past perfect, would + past participle
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FOR EXAMPLE,
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If One Direction had continued together, Harry Styles would not have been so famous OR Harry Styles would not have been so famous if One Direction had continued together
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THE USE OF THE COMMA IN THE THIRD CONDITIONAL:
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The use of commas depends on the sentence order, SEE: When the IF CLAUSE starts the sentence, it has to be followed by a comma: If Ned Stark had not agreed to be the King’s hand, Game of Thrones would have lasted one season. BUT, when the MAIN CLAUSE starts the sentence, there is no comma: Game of Thrones would have lasted one season if Ned Stark had not agreed to be the King’s hand. 
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EXPRESS AFFIRMATION, NEGATION AND INTERROGATION IN THE 3RD CONDITIONAL
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AFFIRMATION 👍🏼, If I had decided to stay at home on Saturday, my homework would have done today. NEGATION 👎🏻, One direction wouldn’t have been a band, if X Factor had not joined them. INTERROGATION 👐🏻, What would have happened if J. K. Rowling had written just one book?
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Now that you’re familiar with the third conditional, could you write me a little essay on something you would change from your or someone else’s past?