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    #1

    I am telling you if pet dogs are left alone for a long time

    Which of the following is correct? Is this kind of a mixed-conditional?
    The first one was written by my English teacher, but I think it might be wrong.
    The first and second one is my sentence.

    I am telling you if pet dogs are left alone for a long time they would feel lonely in the same way that humans do.

    I am telling you if pet dogs are left alone for a long time they will feel lonely in the same way that humans do.

    I am telling you if pet dogs are left alone for a long time they might,may,could,can feel lonely in the same way that humans do.

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    #2

    Re: conditional

    I believe you meant that you wrote the second and third. You're right, your teacher's sentence is wrong. Sentence 2 is correct. None of the options in sentence 3 work except for "can".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    None of the options in sentence 3 work except for "can".
    Some native speakers would use 'might' these days.

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    #4

    Re: conditional

    If pet dogs were left alone for a long time, they would feel lonely in the same way that humans do.

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    #5

    Re: I am telling you if pet dogs are left alone for a long time

    Newkeenlearner, I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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