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Mixed Conditionals
It would be wonderful, if someone can help and tell me - in a sentence below is that mixed conditional (3rd + 2nd) or not? And if it isn't, then what type of conditionals it is? :)

The sentence: I thought it would have been more fun if I went there alone.

Thank you!
May 5, 2020 3:11 PM
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I’m an older person, so my advice may not be current.
I would tend to phrase this differently.

“I thought it would have been more fun” 3rd conditional, after the event in the following, “...if I’d gone there alone.”
In other words, thinking about it after it had happened, you believed that “it would have been more fun if I’d gone alone.” The verb in the second phrase is not a conditional.


”I thought it would be more fun if I were to go alone.” This was an event that hadn’t happened yet, so you had been thinking (in the past) about something that may happen at a future point in time. These verbs are 3rd and 2nd conditionals.

Most people I know would say, “I thought it would be more fun to go alone.”

May 5, 2020
Thank you very much for the reply and all of your thoughts about it!
Actually I found that sentence in one of those dialogues for improving listening skills.
I wasn't sure how should I treat it when it comes about grammar.
May 5, 2020
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