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The Mixed Conditional
There are two types of mixed conditional sentences. One of them states the present result of a past condition and the other state the past result of a present or continuing condition.
Present result of a past condition
Here we use a past perfect in the if-clause and would + infinitive in the main clause.
In these sentences the time is past in the If-clause and present in the main clause. They refer to an unreal past condition and its probable result in the present.
Past result of a present or continuing condition
Here we use a simple past in the If clause and would have + past participle in the main clause.
They refer to an unreal present situation and its probable (but unreal) past result.
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