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    Passive conditional

    Dear Sir/Madam ,

    Please let me know about differences between passive conditional and conditional ?
    How can i recognize them ?

    Thanks,
    Mohammad

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    Re: Passive conditional

    I suppose that a passive conditional is one containing a verb in the passive voice, though I have not seen the expression used.

    Here are four conditional sentences:

    If I crash the car, my father will kill me.
    If the car is crashed, I will be killed.
    I I crash the car, I will be killed.
    If the car is crashed, my father will kill me
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    The verbs in bold are in the active voice; the underlined verbs are in the passive.
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    Re: Passive conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    The verbs in bold are in the active mood; the underlined verbs are in the passive.
    One lives and learns. I always thought that 'mood' is related to modality, now I know that it refers to the category of voice and can even be used as a substitute term for it. I'm so excited!

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    Re: Passive conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokemon View Post
    I always thought that 'mood' is related to modality, now I know that it refers to the category of voice and can even be used as a substitute term for it.
    Thank you for spotting my stupid slip, Pokemon. I have now edited it.

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