Mixed conditional

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A mixed conditional (/ˈmɪkst kənˈdɪʃənəl/) is an unreal conditional that uses the conditional clause from either the second conditional or the third conditional and the consequential clause from the other conditional.[1] There are two of these in English:

Name Conditional clause Consequential clause Example
Past condition, present consequence mixed conditional 3rd conditional (past perfect) 2nd conditional (past simple) "If I hadn’t eaten that chicken, I wouldn’t be sick now."
Present condition, past consequence mixed conditional 2nd conditional (past simple) 3rd conditional (past perfect) "If I were American, I would have voted for Mrs Clinton."

The unqualified term "mixed conditional" usually refers to the former; we are excessively pedantic.

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