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Tercer condicional

Flor
Tlaxcala, México
Escrito por Flor
el 23/01/2009

Cu´l es la estructura de del tercer condicional

Flor
Tlaxcala, México
Escrito por Flor
el 23/01/2009
"cu´l es la estructura de del tercer condicional
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por Flor (Enero 2009)



Escrito por Federico Baschuk
el 24/01/2009
The structure of a third conditional sentence

Like the other conditionals, a third conditional sentence consists of two clauses, an "if" clause and a main clause:

if clause main clause explanation
If I had studied harder, I would have passed the exam. I failed the exam, because I didn"t study hard enough.

If the "if" clause comes first, a comma is usually used. If the "if" clause comes second, there is no need for a comma:

main clause if clause
I probably would have passed the exam if I had studied harder.

We use different verb forms in each part of a third conditional:

if clause if + subject + past perfect verb*
main clause subject + would (OR could, OR might) have + past participle

*The past perfect is formed with the auxiliary verb "had", and the past participle (or third form) of the verb.

Note also that third conditional forms can be contracted:

Full form If I had studied harder, I probably would have passed the exam.
Contracted form If I"d studied harder, I probably would"ve passed the exam.

Using the third conditional

The third conditional is used to talk about things which DID NOT HAPPEN in the past. If your native language does not have a similar construction, you may find this a little strange, but it can be very useful. It is often used to express criticism or regret.

Regards,

F. Baschuk

El Gato
Chiapas, México
Escrito por El Gato
el 09/02/2009

Quiciera saber todo sobre el tercer condicional

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Cauca, Colombia
Escrito por Kljjsjkjss
el 26/05/2009

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Escrito por Koreano
el 16/07/2009

Me parece perfecto buen trabajo

Vanessa Pelayo
Durango, México
Escrito por Vanessa Pelayo
el 12/02/2010

Indica una condicion en el pasado, que ya on se puede cumplir.

If + Past perfect + conditional perfect (would have)


If
we had been more careful, we wouldn't have had de accident.
Si hubiesemos sido mas cuidadosos, noi habrìamos tenido el accidente.



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David Gómez Noh
Técnico en computación cbtis 126
Escrito por David Gómez Noh
el 22/02/2010

Buena respuesta de Federico (con todo respeto) me ayudo igual a mí.