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    I would like to know what is the mixed conditional.
    And how do we make it? ... And how to use it?
    Best regards..

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    Re: zoobinshid3

    There are various mixed conditionals, but the most comon, I think, i\mixes the third and the second:

    If I had told the truth (3rd- past condition), I wouldn't be in this mess (2nd- current result).

    The other way:
    If I had more sense (2nd = I'm still stupid), I would have quit years ago (3rd didn't quit in the past and am still working there)

    There is also a rare form that mixes the first and third, usually with 'should':
    If he is such a good doctor, he should have diagnosed the illness. (He didn't diagnose the illness at the time, but I am questioning his ability as a doctor now)


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