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    mixed conditional?

    I really ________ complain if we stopped doing this kind of exercise in future.
    From an exercise on will/should/shall/would. The answer is "wouldn't".

    I think it's a mixed conditional, (present-future), like here:
    If I were going to that concert tonight, I would be very excited. (future-present)
    But I am not going to go to that concert tonight and that is why I am not excited.
    Am I right?
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    Re: mixed conditional?

    No, it is a second conditional. Reverse the clauses: If we stopped doing this kind of exercise in the future, I really wouldn't complain.

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    Re: mixed conditional?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    No, it is a second conditional. Reverse the clauses: If we stopped doing this kind of exercise in the future, I really wouldn't complain.
    These are examples on the mixed conditional from a learning web-site, where the conditions refer to future:

    • If I were going to that concert tonight, I would be very excited.
      But I am not going to go to that concert tonight and that is why I am not excited.
    • If Sandy were giving a speech tomorrow, she would be very nervous.
      But Sandy is not going to give a speech tomorrow and that is why she in not nervous.
    • If Seb didn't come with us to the desert, everyone would be very disappointed.
      But Seb will come with us to the desert and that is why everyone is so happy.



    Aren't they relevant to the original example?


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    Re: mixed conditional?

    Yes, They are basically the same construction.

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