Grammar Exercises

Grammar Exercise: The Third Conditional


Put the sentences into the third conditional. 

eg. If I had known it was her birthday, I would have bought her something.

Exercise 1

1. If you _______________ (not / bring)  your phone to class, the teacher _______________ (not / confiscate) it.

2. If Jake _______________ (invite) me to his birthday party, I _______________ (invite) him to mine.

3. I _______________ (not / be) late for the meeting if I _______________ (not / spill) coffee all over my laptop.

4. If you _______________ (not / remind) me about the parents’ meeting I’m sure I _______________ (forget).

5. You _______________ (catch) the bus if you _______________ (run) a little faster.

6. If we _______________ (have) more time in San Francisco, we _______________ (do) some sightseeing.

7. If Valentina _______________ (study) a bit for her history exam, she _______________ (get) a higher mark.

8. I _______________ something to eat (have), if I _______________ (be) hungry.

Exercise 2

1. If you _______________ (smile) for the photo, you _______________ (look) much nicer.

2. I _______________ (not / notice) my dress was torn if you _______________ (not / tell) me.

3. If Elsa  _______________ (not / send) me a text message, I _______________ (not / know) the meeting had been called off.

4. I _______________ (be) thrilled  if I _______________ (win) the bet. I _______________ (buy) a new games console with the money.

5. Don’t be mad! I swear I _______________ (call) you if my battery _______________ (not / run out).

6. If you _______________ (keep) your voice down, the teacher _______________ (not / hear) you.

7. What _______________ (you / do) if it _______________ (rain)? _______________ (you / cancel) the barbecue?


Full list of grammar exercises

Answers

Exercise 1

  1. hadn’t brought / wouldn’t have confiscated
  2. had invited / would have invited
  3. wouldn’t have been / hadn’t spilled/spilt
  4. hadn’t reminded / would have forgotten
  5. would have caught / had run
  6. had had / would have done
  7. had studied / would have got
  8. would have had / had been

Exercise 2

  1. had smiled / would have looked
  2. wouldn’t have noticed / hadn’t told
  3. hadn’t sent / wouldn’t have known
  4. would have been / had won / would have bought
  5. would have called / hadn’t run
  6. had kept / wouldn’t have heard
  7. would you have done / had rained / would you have cancelled

 

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