Conditional (mixed)? If I hadn’t broken my leg, I would be playing in the next game.

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Edgardg

Senior Member
Polish, Poland
Hi,
could you tell me if this sentence is correct?
"If I hadn’t broken my leg, I would be playing in the next game."

Thank you

 
  • Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Hi,
    could you tell me if this sentence is correct?
    "If I hadn’t broken my leg, I would be playing in the next game."

    Thank you
    Yes. The first part of your sentence is past unreal conditional and the second part is future unreal conditional and is totally fine as a mixed conditional sentence.
     

    . 1

    Banned
    Australian Australia
    I can not explain why but I would use the following construction;

    I would be playing in the next game if I hadn't broken my leg.

    .,,
     

    Mike

    Senior Member
    Australia, English
    Hey Edgar,

    I had never heard of conditionals being referred to as past unreal conditional or future unreal conditional (I'd heard of them referred to as either 0, 1st, 2nd and 3rd or open, subjunctive and past subjunctive conditionals) so I googled it up and found a pretty comprehensive list of explanations regarding mixed conditionals that I thought might be helpful.

    http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/mixedconditional.html

    http://www.englishpage.com/conditional/pastconditional.html

    Cheers

    Mike
     
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