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    Question Which conditional is used in this sentence?

    I'm reading a book named "How to build a super vocabulary" in which author wrote the following sentence:

    "If you had been born in France, you’d be speaking French."

    Which conditional is used in this sentence?

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    Re: Which conditional is used in this sentence?

    It is called ( mixed if).

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    Re: Which conditional is used in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    It is called (no comma here) a mixed conditional. if).
    Note the changes above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which conditional is used in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by ali7772016 View Post
    It is called ( mixed if).
    Note that parentheses ("brackets" in BrE) are used to surround inserted text which could be omitted without changing the main sense of a sentence, not to mark the name of something. Use quotation marks or italics for that.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 11-Dec-2016 at 04:41. Reason: To insert three missing words.
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    Re: Which conditional is used in this sentence?

    It's a mixed conditional- it starts in the third (past condition), but ends in the second (present result).

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