Technically, ... ? As in what we know about 2nd and mixed conditionals? No, the first sentence is awkward as a 2nd conditional. It should be a mixed conditional PAST-PRESENT:
Originally Posted by gchman
- If I had taken the bus, I would be home now.
- But I didn't take the bus in the past and so I am not home right now.
Note, in American English (AmE), the present perfect is merging with the past simple, which produces sentences like the one you have:
- If I took the bus, I would be home now.
I doubt AmE
speakers would interpret the sentence above as a 2nd conditional. The reason being, the Result (i.e., I would be home now
) refers to the present, not the future, and for that reason it would be interpreted as a mixed conditional.