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    A Question on Mixed Conditional

    I would like to ask if the following mixed conditional is a 1 + 3 simple conditional? If yes, why?

    "If the match is cancelled, I would be surprised."

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    Re: A Question on Mixed Conditional

    Hi there,
    why are you teaching this structure? it may be a mixed conditional as you say but it is an incorrect construction! You should teach/learn 'If the match is cancelled, I'll be surprised'
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    Re: A Question on Mixed Conditional

    Or If the match were/was cancelled, I would be surprised. Your sentence is a mix of the first and second conditionals, which normally does not work as they clash logically.

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    Re: A Question on Mixed Conditional

    Quote Originally Posted by jstanyer View Post
    Hi there,
    why are you teaching this structure? it may be a mixed conditional as you say but it is an incorrect construction! You should teach/learn 'If the match is cancelled, I'll be surprised'
    Cheers,
    Jonny
    Wondered why? So did I.

    I came across this sentence structure in here
    (Please scroll down to the examples for mixed conditional, where the weird sentence is under the category of "Simple Tense")
    Grateful if you could further comment on this after viewing.

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    Re: A Question on Mixed Conditional

    It doesn't strike me as a good example of the mixed form.

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