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hello everyone welcome I'm Nick Shepherd

this is number three in a set of three

videos about conditional clauses this

video is about impossible conditionals

if I had waited for example or this one

if the cyclist hadn't but he did but the

good thing was Jake met Antonia as a

result I hope you enjoyed the story

we're looking at Jake's adventures this

morning and here's a picture of Jake

when he was crossing the road there he

is he was crossing the road on the zebra

crossing when a cyclist came whizzing

along a bit too fast and I'll just write

above here the cyclist hit Jake on the

zebra crossing I'll just write on the

crossing the cyclist hit Jake on the

crossing now that wasn't inevitable and

if the cyclists are right down here if

the cyclist had slowed down it wouldn't

have happened

the cyclist had slowed down he wouldn't

have hit Jake and that's the form of the

third type conditional if followed by

head slowed a past perfect then in the

other half of the sentence wouldn't have

hit wouldn't have done etc right let's

move on and he gets into an ambulance

and there's this island and he arrives

in hospital and there he is

in his hospital bed being looked after

by the nurse and I'll just write at the

top here Jake met Antonia in hospital

and again we can write an impossible

condition if he hadn't gone so I'll just

write underneath here if Jake hadn't

gone to hospital if Jake hadn't gone to

hospital he wouldn't have met Antonia so

again as before we've got if followed by

hadn't gone past perfect and in the

other half of the sentence wouldn't have

met now the last thing we've just got

our friend Polly and four

is saying I would have if I could have

noticed the contractions I would have if

I could have but she didn't because she

couldn't and here's a little chart just

to explain it in a rather different sort

of way so we've got would have in the

main clause I'd have spoken or I would

have spoken and if plus a past perfect

in the if Clause if I'd seen her

if I had seen her and remember that you

can put the two clauses in either order

doesn't matter which one you put first

there are two other videos in this

little set please write to me if you

have any ideas thanks for watching and

bye for now

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