Answer Sheet: Mixed Conditionals

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Q1 - If you'd arrived on time, none of this would have happened
This sentence is about something that happened in the past
This sentence is about something that is very unlikely to happen
Q2 - If I were you, I'd get in touch with a solicitor
This is about something that is likely to happen in the near future
This is about something now
Q3 - If I won the lottery, I'd go on a cruise
This is about the present
This is about the future
Q4 - If you should see him, tell him I've got the video he was looking for
This is less likely to happen than if the speaker had said 'If you see him...'
This is as likely to happen as if the speaker had said 'If you see him...'
Q5 - If the weather stays good, I'll play a round of golf tomorrow
This is about something that is unlikely to happen
This is about something that has a good chance of happening
Q6 - If they win, they'll be top of the Premier Division
This could well happen
This is unlikely to happen
Q7 - But for Jane's help, I'd never have got it done on time
Jane helped the speaker
Jane didn't help the speaker
Q8 - It might not have been Sally
The speaker thinks that it probably was Sally
The speaker is fairly sure it wasn't Sally
Q9 - John, should you see her, could you ask Helen to give me a quick ring?
John is likely to see Helen
John might possibly see Helen
Q10 - If I told you what happened, would you keep it to yourself
The speaker is definitely going to tell the person what happened
The speaker might tell the person what happened
Q11 - As long as you do what the doctor told you, you should be better in a few days
The person will probably get better
It is unlikely that the person will get better
Q12 - If I were in your shoes, I'd be celebrating
This is unlikely to happen except in the distant future
This is describing an imaginary present situation
Q13 - I wish I were at home
This is talking about the present
This is talking about the past
Q14 - If I were in your shoes, I'd make sure that it is paid on time
The speaker is giving an order
The speaker is making a suggestion
Q15 - You know you shouldn't have tried to get away without paying
The speaker is pleased with the other person
The speaker is annoyed with the other person
Q16 - I'll kill you unless you give me the money
The speaker is making a threat
The speaker is making a suggestion
Q17 - Unless you stop working so late, you'll never stop being so tired
The person should stop working late
It's alright to work late
Q18 - If he hadn't been there, there would have been a terrible accident
There was no accident
There was an accident
Q19 - If you want to do well, you should work harder
The speaker is giving advice
The speaker is giving an order
Q20 - If he were here, things would be very different
This is about the future
This is about the present
Q21 - If you see him, will you tell him that I need to talk to him
There's a reasonable chance of seeing him
There's little chance of seeing him
Q22 - Had I known, I'd have come sooner
This is about the present
This is about the past
Q23 - Provided you carry on like this, you should do well
The speaker thinks it is unlikely that the person will carry on in the same way
The speaker thinks it is likely that the person will carry on in the same way
Q24 - If only I'd had the chance to speak to her, I'd have sorted everything out
The speaker is apologising
The speaker is expressing regret
Q25 - Suppose he came, what would you do?
It is unlikely that he will come
It is fairly likely that he will come
Q26 - He might well understand if you explain the situation to him
It is improbable that he will understand
He will probably understand
Q27 - Unless you apply now, you won't get your passport in time for your holiday
There's no hurry to apply
The person must apply quickly
Q28 - If you mix yellow and blue, it makes green
This is always true
This is about the future
Q29 - If you could, would you go there?
This is about the past
This is about the future
Q30 - What do you think I should do if he turns up
The speaker wants advice about the present
The speaker wants advice about the future

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