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What's the type of this IF clause:

If she didn't want to get into an argument, Valerie would have followed the majority undoubtedly.

It seems it's type 3 but the if statement in the sentence not match with the standard pattern (past perfect)

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Mixed conditionals that combine simple past in the conditional and conditional perfect in the result usually refer to a present condition and a past result:

  • If she didn't like arguments, she would have avoided the situation. (However, she does like arguments and, as a result, she didn't avoid the situation.)

I can only understand the sentence proposed if the past tense is understood as real past:

If she didn't want to get into an argument, Valerie would have followed the majority undoubtedly = If Valerie wasn't willing to get into an argument, then she would have followed the majority. (The meaning is that she didn't object to the idea of having an argument and thus did not follow the majority.)

This is another alternative, with a different meaning:

  • If she didn't want to get into an argument, Valerie should have followed the majority. (The point is, however, that Valerie did not follow the majority and thus got into an argument.)
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