Mixed conditional: exercise

May 24, 2012pdf

Choose the correct answer.

1. If you had called the police in time, none of this would have happened.

a) This sentence is about something that happened in the past
b) This sentence is about something that is going to happen in the future.

2. If I were you, I would get that car repaired.

a) This is a piece of advice.
b) This is an order.

3. If I were you, I would consult a specialist.

a) This is about something that is going to happen in the future.
b) This sentence refers to the present.

4. If I become President, I will abolish taxes.

a) The speaker is a candidate in an election.
b) The speaker is a school boy who has absolutely no chances of winning or contesting the election.

5. It would be nice, if you helped me a bit with the housework.

a) This is a polite suggestion or request.
b) This is an order.

6. If you do not give me the keys, I will kill you.

a) This is a request.
b) This is a threat.

7. If I married you, we both would be happy.

a) This is an imaginary future situation.
b) The situation is real and present.

8. If I see Ann, I will give her your love.

a) I may or may not see Ann.
b) I will definitely see Ann.

9. If you heat ice, it melts.

a) The situation is both real and possible.
b) The situation is both unreal and imaginary.

Answers

1. This sentence is about something that happened in the past

2. This is a piece of advice.

3. This sentence refers to the present.

4. The speaker is a candidate in an election.

5. This is a polite suggestion or request.

6. This is a threat.

7. This is an imaginary future situation.

8. I may or may not see Ann.

9. The situation is both real and possible.

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