0

Please help me understand the type of sentence below. Is it "Type 1 conditionals for past" or "Type 2"?

"If we didn't have lectures the next day, we would usually stay up late talking or watching TV"

I read this sentence in Oxford verb and tense book under " Type 0 and Type 1 conditionals for past".

To me it looks like type 2 condition as it matches type 2 condition structure: If + past tense + would.

  • Are you not convinced by my answer or do you have an inquiry im mind? – Ahmed Ayman Jun 24 '17 at 0:13
  • Ok, Good. Best of luck. I could see that you didn't verify my answer so I thought maybe you didn't like it, that's all. – Ahmed Ayman Jun 27 '17 at 4:50
1

As you said, the tenses match the 2nd type so this is a 2nd type conditional sentence although I think it would be more natural if type 0 was used here, something like: " - If we don't have lectures the next day, we usually stay up late."

So it would be better to use type 0 conditional as it states a normal habit. If the sentence is put under "type 0 and type 1" section, then I think it must be a typo as I said that it'd be better to use type 0 conditional and that is what should have been used in this section.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.