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    #1

    Question bought Bitcoin profit

    I've asked a question on other forum if this sentence is correct to say
    If I bought Bitcoin on December 14 2018 - I would be in the profit now.
    and I got 3 answers:
    1. If I would buy Bitcoin on December 14, 2018 - today I would be in the profit.
    2. If I bought bitcoin in December 14 2018 - now I would be in the win.
    3. If I had bought Bitcoin on December 14, 2018, I would have benefited from it now.

    For me the answer number 3 sound most natural. What would you say, which one of these is grammatically correct to say?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by teechar; 14-Jun-2019 at 15:15.

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    #2

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    Which other forum(s) have you asked this question on? Is that where you got the above answers from?
    Please provide a link(s).
    Have you learned the third conditional? Do you know when and how to use it?
    Finally, we say "make a profit" to describe such situations.

    [Note that I have moved your thread to the Ask a Teacher section.
    Note also that I have changed the title by including keywords from your post. Thread titles should be representative of the question asked.]

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    #3

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    I have asked this question here (this is a Russian Q&A forum). Yes, I learned about 3rd conditional some time ago, but haven't used since then . I have doubts about 1 answer. Can I really say If I would.... in the past time? The third answer with 3rd conditional seems most correct to me.
    Last edited by blablaalb; 15-Jun-2019 at 08:23.

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    #4

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    1 and 2 are wrong. You need a third conditional.

    If I had bought Bitcoin in December 2018, I would be in profit.

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    #5

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    1 and 2 are wrong. You need a third conditional.

    If I had bought Bitcoin in December 2018, I would be in profit.
    Not a teacher, just asking.
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    Isn't that a mixed conditional?

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    #6

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Glizdka View Post
    Not a teacher, just asking.
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    Isn't that a mixed conditional?
    Yes.

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    #7

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    Not a teacher, just asking.
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    Isn't that a mixed conditional?
    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Yes.
    I'm a little bit confused now; which one should be used in my example?
    As I understood the 3rd conditional would imply past result of imaginary past action/situation
    as if I had bought Bitcoin I would have been in profit before now
    and the mixed conditional would imply present result of imaginary past action/situation
    If I had bought Bitcoin I would be in profit now, at this moment?
    Please correct me if I got it wrong.

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    #8

    Re: bought Bitcoin profit

    You can use the mixed conditional as suggested by jutfrank above, or you can use the third conditional with "make a profit" as I suggested. Try that and post below.

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