Doing exercises on this site on conditionals I came across these sentences:
- We would take another route if they had not closed the road. (Explanation for the choice: Action in the past that has an influence on the present)
- What would you do if you were accused of murder?(Explanation for the choice: normal Conditional Sentence Type II; also possible as Exception Type III (Action in the past that has an influence on the present.))
I am wondering in which situation and context I could use the first sentence. The choice of the Mixed conditional doesn't make sense to me in this sentence. It'd rather choose the first, second or third conditional.
What about the second one, I understand why the second conditional is used there. But I can't understand why there is a possibility to choose the Mixed conditional? "What would you do if you had been accused of murder?" - this variant does not make sense to me. If there was the third conditional, I would agree with the choice.
What do you think of this? Thanks in advance!