If it (to be)... warmer, we (to go)... swimming.
I'm learning English and I can't distinguish between the types of conditional sentences. In that sentence, I am wondering between the 2nd and 3rd conditional sentences because I think each is reasonable, so can someone help me to complete and show me some tips to easily distinguish between types of conditional sentences, thanks!


Both 2nd and 3rd conditionals work here! The only difference is the context.

  • If it were warmer, we would go swimming : that could have happened as the speakers says this
  • If it had been warmer, we would have gone swimming : same but it's in the past
  • So is there anything that is preferred or popular?
    – Kieran Wilson
    Aug 31 at 15:55

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