mixed conditionals bitcoin-2

If you have taken any type of English grammar course, then I’m sure you’ll know about the zero, first, second, and third conditionals.

However, did you also know that there are mixed conditionals?

Watch this lesson to learn how to use mixed conditionals. Oh, I have an interesting Bitcoin story for you too 😀

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Zero Conditional: I get tired when I eat too much

1st Conditional: If it rains, we won’t go to the party

2nd Conditional: I would do it if I had more time

3rd Conditional: I would have done it if I had more time


The most common mixed conditional is when a past action affects a present result (hypothetical).

In the video, I explained how I nearly bought Bitcoin in 2011. I didn’t buy Bitcoin but I had bought it, then it would be worth $1.5 million today.

(I know!).

Here are more examples:

  • If I hadn’t met my wife in Ecuador, I wouldn’t be living in America now
  • If he had listened during English class, he would have a higher level now
  • If I weren’t going to that wedding, I would have gone out last night (future action affecting a past result)
  • If I were more outgoing, I would have asked her out (present condition affecting a past result)

Don’t feel like you have to use mixed conditionals just because they are advanced. Instead, use them in the right situations.

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