Type 3 Conditional Clauses Exercise For Class 8

In the type 3 conditional we use a past perfect tense in the if-clause and would/could/might + have + past participle in the main clause. Type 3 conditional or third conditional is used to talk about purely hypothetical situations.

Fill in the blanks with a type 3 conditional verb form.

Type 3 conditional clause exercise for class 8

1. If I had known this, I ………………………………. him to go. (permit)

2. If she ……………………….. now, we would have been in trouble. (arrive)

3. If you ……………………………. before the deadline, they would not have rejected your application. (apply)

4. If I had earned a higher salary, I ……………………….. a better education to my children. (provide)

5. If she had received medical attention on time, she ……………………………….. (not die)

6. If he …………………………. more carefully, he would not have met with the accident. (drive)

7. If you …………………………… everything in their proper place, you could have saved a lot of time. (put)

8. If the rescuers hadn’t arrived, he ……………………………… (drown)

9. If she …………………………….. (learn) shorthand, she could have become a stenographer.

10. If he had spoken a little louder, I …………………………………. (hear) him properly.

Answers

1. If I had known this, I would have permitted him to go.

2. If she had arrived now, we would have been in trouble.

3. If you had applied before the deadline, they would not have rejected your application.

4. If I had earned a higher salary, I could have provided a better education to my children.

5. If she had received medical attention on time, she would not have died.

6. If he had driven more carefully, he would not have met with the accident.

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7. If you had put everything in their proper place, you could have saved a lot of time.

8. If the rescuers hadn’t arrived, he would have drowned.

9. If she had learnt/learned shorthand, she could have become a stenographer.

10. If he had spoken a little louder, I could have heard him properly.

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