[would be able to] in 3rd and 2nd mixed conditionals

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JJXR

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Russian
Hello to all,

Thanks for reading my post.


Sample sentences:

1. If the boxer hadn't broken his leg while training yesterday, we would be able to watch him fight tomorrow.

2. If the boxer hadn't been put in jail yesterday, we would be able to watch him fight tomorrow.

3. If the TV hadn't stopped working yesterday, we would be able to watch the boxer fight tomorrow.

4. If all the tickets hadn't been sold yesterday, we would be able to watch the boxer fight tomorrow.

Question:

Does "would be able to watch" work in the above four sentences? If so, can it be interpreted as "but we are in a state of not being able to watch the boxer fight tomorrow"?


Thanks a lot for any comments, corrections or suggestions!

Regards,
JJXR
 
  • JJXR

    Senior Member
    Russian
    Thanks for the response, Loob.

    Can I use "could watch" instead of "would be able to watch" in all four sentences in post #1?
     
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