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Consider the given heading: What would have happened if....? This exercise is about third conditional.
1. Dinosaurs hadn't become extinct.
Using the third conditional I'd say: If dinosaurs hadn't become extinct, humankind wouldn't have evolved the way it did.
However, is it correct to say: If dinosaurs hadn't become extinct, we wouldn't be alive.
The first example is third conditional (past unreal situation), but how is the second one classified?
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Last edited by 5jj; 28-Oct-2013 at 18:34.