Test Your Understanding Of The Third Conditional

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Test Your Understanding Of The Third Conditional

When it comes to talking about situations that are in the past and unreal according to the English language, you use the third conditional structure. Some people have a hard time using this structure of sentences and end up making grammatical mistakes. The quiz below is designed to help you understand these types of sentences. Give it a try and get some practice!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     I .................. you, if you .................. me.
    • A. 

      Would have helped, had asked

    • B. 

      Had helped, would have asked

    • C. 

      Would have helped, would have asked

  • 2. 
     If they .................. earlier, they .................. the train.
    • A. 

      Would have left, had caught

    • B. 

      Had left, had caught

    • C. 

      Had left, would have caught

  • 3. 
    If you .................. more, you .................. so tired.
    • A. 

      Had slept, hadn't been

    • B. 

      Had slept, wouldn't have been

    • C. 

      Would have slept, wouldn't have been

  • 4. 
    If she .................. to Greenland, she .................. some igloos.
    • A. 

      Had been, would have seen

    • B. 

      Had been, had seen

    • C. 

      Would have been, had seen

  • 5. 
     He .................. the exam if he .................. harder.
    • A. 

      Had passed, would have studied

    • B. 

      Would have passed, had studied

    • C. 

      Had passed, had studied

  • 6. 
     If I .................. an umbrella, I .................. wet.
    • A. 

      Had taken, wouldn't have got

    • B. 

      Had taken, had got

    • C. 

      Would have taken, hadn't got

  • 7. 
    If they .................. on holiday in June, the weather .................. better.
    • A. 

      Were, would have been

    • B. 

      Would have been, would have been

    • C. 

      Had been, would have been

  • 8. 
     I .................. you at the station if you .................. me.
    • A. 

      Had met, would have phoned

    • B. 

      Would have met, had phoned

    • C. 

      Would have met, would have phoned

  • 9. 
    If the train .................. on time, we .................. earlier.
    • A. 

      Had come, would have arrived

    • B. 

      Would have come, would have arrived

    • C. 

      Had come, had arrived

  • 10. 
    If we .................. you, we .................. .
    • A. 

      Would have seen, had stopped

    • B. 

      Had seen, would have stopped

    • C. 

      Would have seen, would have stopped