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saj
 
Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 02:16 pm
hi there

is this sentence in the past perfect "She'd sustained several injuries."

is this sentence a third conditional. "If she had, those boots definately wouldn't have stayed put."
what is the use of the third conditional here
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 24 Jul, 2009 03:26 pm
@saj,
saj wrote:
is this sentence in the past perfect "She'd sustained several injuries."


Yes (had sustained)

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is this sentence a third conditional. "If she had, those boots definately wouldn't have stayed put."


Yes

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what is the use of the third conditional here


A third conditional is a condition in the past, that obviously can't be met. So it's a hypothetical.

Examples:

If I had known you were coming I would have baked a cake.
If I had been in town I would have had lunch with you.
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