Mixed conditionals

How conditional sentences are mixed

Unreal conditionals (type II + III) sometimes can be mixed, that is, the time of the if clause is different from the one of the main clause.

1. Past → Present

  • If I had taken an aspirin, I wouldn't have a headache now.

2. Past → Future

  • If I had known that you are going to come by tomorrow, I would be in then.

3. Present → Past

  • If she had enough money, she could have done this trip to Hawaii.

4. Present → Future

  • If I were you, I would be spending my vacation in Seattle.

5. Future → Past

  • If I weren't flying to Detroit, I would have planned a trip to Vancouver.

6. Future → Present

  • If I were taking this exam next week, I would be high-strung.