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|Subject: IF Clause Type 3 Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:52 am|| |
IF Clause Type 3Form
if + Past Perfect, main clause with Conditional II
Example: If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitation.
The main clause can also be at the beginning of the sentence. In this case, don't use a comma.
Example: I would have sent her an invitation if I had found her addressNote:Main clause and / or if clause might be negative. See Past Perfect and Conditional II on how to form negative sentencesExample: If I hadn’t studied, I wouldn’t have passed my examsUse
Conditional Sentences Type III refer to situations in the past. An action could have happened in the past if a certain condition had been fulfilled. Things were different then, however. We just imagine, what would have happened if the situation had been fulfilled
Example: If I had found her address, I would have sent her an invitationSometime in the past, I wanted to send an invitation to a friend. I didn't find her address, however. So in the end I didn't send her an invitation.Example: If John had had the money, he would have bought a Ferrari.