Term: Third Conditional (3rd Conditional)

Definition:

1/ For imaginary past actions, where the conditions for the action WERE NOT satisfied.

eg: If you'd been there, you would've seen it. (The conditions were not met because the person was not there and as a result did not see it.)

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See Also:Conditionals; Modal Verb; 1st Conditional; 2nd Conditional; Zero Conditional; VerbRelated ArticleEnglish Conditionals - Read up on the English Conditional and discover how they are used to talk about possible or imaginary situations

Category: Conditionals