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Conditional sentences: type 3 but did not use perfect conditional

I am working on my scholarship exam practice and I am not sure where I got it wrong. Could you please have a look? If we had started studying Spanish three years ago, we (.....) much more fluent ...
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PRESENT SIMPLE OR FUTURE SIMPLE [duplicate]

Could someone help me with this sentence: - If you are a well-organised person, you (manage - will manage) your time. Thank you all.
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Need answer to an “if” question

I had a test today and there was this question : If you are a well-organized person, you .... your time. a) will manage b) manage I'd like to know the answer and why? Thanks in advance.
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The second type of conditional clause (the type contradictory to a current fact)

I have a question in regard to the second type of conditional (the type contradictory to a current fact). I know that the clause should be in past tense, but if there's an adjective clause, should it ...
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how to undertand the past condition in a sentence

I can understand the meaning of this kind of sentence:"If I had participated in your party last night, I would have had a lot of fun with you", which means I didn't be involved in your party, so I ...
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Hypothetical sentence [duplicate]

Correct, Connect with appropriate conjunction and Complete the sentence: Git does not commit on its own. That's why, we can have our commit message that a human can understand easily. Git does not ...
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If +going to in a conditional sentence

Is this sentence grammatically correct? If the weather is going to be nice tomorrow, we'll have a picnic.
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In the First Conditional, what is more important, cause or time?

In real life it happens that the cause happens later than the result. Would the grammar be up to the cause-result sequence or up to the time sequence? How should I form the first conditional? I ...
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Will / would usage

I saw a bloger's post where it was written: It looks like he would be on the East coast, when I am there. I wonder if it's correct to use would instead of will? If it's correct what is the rule ...
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Which of these sentences is right?

According to Murphy's English Grammar in Use you can use "have to" in all forms, and he offers an example in the past simple and another one in the present perfect tense. Hence, I was wondering if had ...
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If + future tense

Would you please explain the grammar for (and the meaning of) the structure 'if + future tense' in the following two examples: If she will not provide consent, then you should consider whether you ...
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Third conditional with “only if ”

Tom could have started work again only if he had apologized to the manager. Does this sentence imply he didn't apologize? Thanks!
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About second conditional and the condition

Now I'm going to describe a hypothetical situation so I will use second conditional. However, do I always need to attach the if clause to suggest that it's a hypothetical situation? For example: If I ...
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If we tell them the truth they wouldn't believe us

If we tell them the truth they wouldn't believe us Is this construction correct in English? I mean, for conditional sentences, the rule is If+past tense/would +infinitive, but here, can we also use ...
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if condition in the past

I want to ask someone that why he didn't tell me something in the past and I want to say the sentence as below: if you knew that yesterday why you didn't tell me yesterday? as I know this is not ...
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What does the “would have been” express in this sentence?

If so, the green algae would have been subjected to environmental pressures that resulted in adaptations that enhanced their potential to give rise to land-dwelling organisms.(From TPO 25 ) would ...
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If I were not holding my pee, I think I might sleep

If I were not holding my pee, I think I definitely slept. Is this correct grammar when I walk out of the movie theater and talk to my friends? Update I was trying to say that the movie is really ...
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Is this a conditional sentence?

Abby ------- such a successful swimmer now if she hadn't practised so much as a child. won't be wouldn't be wouldn't have been hadn't been I did a test and I chose #3 but #2 turned out to be correct....
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Conditional sentence - If it did, it would have done

Would you please explain in which situation the following structure could be used? What does it imply? 'Both parties would have prepared statements of costs if they thought there was the possibility ...
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Conditional and participle

I came across a website that says past participle can also be used to replace conditional clause. For example: Given the choice, most people would want to choose good health over good fortune. ( ...
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Conditional Clauses

I wonder if you could tell me the difference(s) between the following questions: If you could have lived in another period, which period would you choose? If you could live in another period, which ...