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If you __________ gone to the casino, you wouldn't have lost all my money.

I went to a conference last week. If I had been more friendly, I ___________ met more people.

If you hadn't _____________ the train, you wouldn't have been late for work.

If I had __________ for a promotion, I would have gotten it.

If he had looked at the map, he wouldn't have ___________ lost.

If Jim had called his wife, she wouldn't have been __________ about him all night.

If the children had finished their homework, I __________ allowed them to watch TV.

I would've married her, if she hadn't ________ to Antarctica.

She would have been warmer if she had _______ her jacket.

If I had _________ harder, I would've passed the exam.

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159 Comments on “Learn English Grammar: How to use the 3rd conditional”

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Easy test teacher. If I hadn´t watched this video, I wouldn´t have gotten ten out of ten in the test. Good lesson. Regards!

Thursday, November 24th 2016

    nice :)

    Saturday, September 8th 2018

If had smiled more, I would have got laid..
This sentence make good sense to me..
Very nice..I regret though :-/

Thursday, November 24th 2016

    if you had smiled more,you would have gotten laid.

    Friday, November 25th 2016

    If you had been more concentrated you would have written this sentence correctly

    Thursday, March 16th 2017

If I hadn’t missed lots of lessons in this site, I wouldn’t poor English like now.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    if you handnot missed lots of lessons in this site ,you wouldnot have gotten poor english like now

    Friday, November 25th 2016

      Thank you for ur correcting ma mistake.

      Saturday, November 26th 2016

I marked the wrong option to number 7 and 9. That’s always was my big trouble during the tests. I do need to learn more about “would have”…

Friday, November 25th 2016

☺ 10 out of 10. Thank you Benjamin for this useful lesson !

Friday, November 25th 2016

Thank you for this lesson. If I had studied English regularly, my English proficiency would’ve been much higher than it’s now

Friday, November 25th 2016

8/10, thank you!

Friday, November 25th 2016

If I hadn’t liked engvid.com I wouldn’t have watched this video.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    Well done! Have a cat gif. :)

    Saturday, November 26th 2016

      So cute!

      Monday, June 12th 2017

      Please, dear engVid Moderator, where do you find these cat gifs?

      Monday, July 23rd 2018

thanks MrBenjamin for this lesson, it’s good.
in the exemple (befor the last one) you’ve said :
“if Mary had a little lamb, we would have had a frirm”
i guess you mean :
“if Mary had had a little lamb, we would have had a frirm” , it should be past participle instead of the past simpt. thanks again

Friday, November 25th 2016

    You’re right !

    Friday, November 25th 2016

Hallo Benjamin,

There is a sentence :
If Marry had a litte lamb, we would have had a farm.

Is this correct ?

If Marry had had a litte lamb, we would have had a farm.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    if bieleve you are right.

    Friday, November 25th 2016

    Yeah, you are probably right. If + past participle (had) equals past simple, and we have to have past perfect so it is :If+had+ past participle (had).
    Thats why “If Mary had had ..” is right. (but I could be wrong :) )

    Friday, February 24th 2017

      I have looked it up in many different sources, and right form of this sentence should be:
      If M had had a little lamb, we would have had a farm. In this way I learned the third conditional properly. I am preparing me for FCE as well. Good luck ChrisOldo.

      Friday, February 24th 2017

guys could ou help me about conjugation, first read this pargraph :
“Woods university had a big problem, and the problem had to do with the budget,Because the university had not been given a big enough bugdet to operat in the way that it was used to operationg for the coming year”
my problem is in the latest statment “it was used to operationg for the coming year”
how does an “ing” verb come after “to” , i guess this statment lacks the verb “to be”,so it should be like:
“it was used to be operationg for the coming year”,all of you are welcom to clarify this point.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    “be used to” is a phrase. So, “to” in that sentence doesnt necessitate a verb.
    “be used to + something”

    Saturday, November 26th 2016

struggleforEng .I might be wrong,but what i think is here: “used to” use as a preposition.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    why not it could be,thanks, i’ll search more about it

    Saturday, November 26th 2016

High Benjamin: if Mary had a little lamb: pas simple not past perfect

Friday, November 25th 2016

    Good observation Takayashu.I noticed as well. Is it not had had? Or can we use the simple past as well?

    Saturday, November 26th 2016

Thank You

Friday, November 25th 2016

Can we say that the rule for the 3rd conditional is:
If + Past Perfect + Would||Could + Present Perfect ?
Thanks a lot Benjamin

Friday, November 25th 2016

    No, this is not correct.
    Rule for Present Perfect is:
    I/you/we/you/they + have + past participle
    he/she/it + has + past participle

    But 3rd conditional requires for all persons to use HAVE. So when she/he/it is used it is required to use HAVE also.

    If she had studied hard, she would HAVE passed the exam. (correct)

    But in your case of present perfect, then it should be:
    If she had studied hard, she would HAS passed the exam. (wrong)

    From above it is clearly we should not write the rule as “Present Perfect” but:
    If + Past Perfect + Would/Could/Should +
    would + HAVE + Past Participle.

    Monday, January 1st 2018

Thanks Benjamin, this lesson was great..I got 10/10..If I hadn’t studied this lesson, I wouldn’t have learned this.. :)

Friday, November 25th 2016

Thank you for your great lesson, Benjamin.

Friday, November 25th 2016

Thanks Benjamin!!
As many students wrote above, I think there´s a mistake in the example of the farm. That´s not the 3rd conditional.

Friday, November 25th 2016

Thanks for the lesson.I have a question about the sixth quiz: the past participle is been, not worried,isn’t it?
Thank you for your answer

Friday, November 25th 2016

If I had not this comment,
You wouldn’t have seen it.
Thanks for the useful moment,
with that I had a meet.

Friday, November 25th 2016

Well, I think that the Third Conditional is the last one to learn an Upper-Intermediate Level but when you use Mixed Conditional Forms then you are studying for an Advanced Level, this is my case, I had studying this forms before but it’s a good idea to review them to remember and practice again. Thanks a lot teacher Benjamin or Ben, a good performance and explanation in British English. Regards.

Friday, November 25th 2016

    I have to fix a mistake in a verb tense of my last post, it was “I had been studying…”, so I think it’s the right form. Thanks.

    Friday, November 25th 2016

I didn’t catch anything, but I’ve got 8/10.
Benjamin, thanks a bunch (so funny phrase :)))

Friday, November 25th 2016

if i hadn’t spent time following your video, i coudn’t have understood the lesson. is this correct ?because there is not a regret here, thank for your lesson.

Friday, November 25th 2016

Thanks for this lesson. It is not easy to remember these structure, mainly on third conditional.

Friday, November 25th 2016

thank you!love your lessons

Friday, November 25th 2016

Thanks so much teacher Benjamin.
This lesson was Great!
Also interesting lesson
Really it’s not forgotten and important to learnt the third conditional such had/would/hadn’t/wouldn’t

Friday, November 25th 2016

Great lesson , Benjamín. I love your body language, and your accent is wonderful.I wonder if you have videos to practice pronunciation with you !,

Friday, November 25th 2016

Hi Benjamin.
First of all thank you for your always very lively lessons. In the example “If Mary Had a lamb…” doesn’t it should be “If Mary had had a lamb” ?
Many thanks.

Friday, November 25th 2016

If I had not watched this lesson 3 times I would not have passed the quiz. so I did ten of ten.

Thank very much! Benjamin

Br Kairat

Friday, November 25th 2016

I’m glad for this lesson even though you made a mistake. In the example: If Mary had a little lamb, we would have had a farm, as you can see there’s something missing right there, It should be like this: If Mary had “had” a little lamb, we would have had a farm. when we use the past perfect it comes with the past participle. Let me know if I’m wrong or not, Thanks :)

Friday, November 25th 2016

    I feel the same. There is the missed word “had”. Help us, plz))

    Monday, December 12th 2016

thanks a lot

Friday, November 25th 2016

Yupiiiiii 10/10

Friday, November 25th 2016

I got 10/10. I am going to write more articles about anything interest me.

Saturday, November 26th 2016

If I had not done the test I wouldn’t have knew the results.

Saturday, November 26th 2016

Thank you Benjamin. I learnt a word “gotten”. I didn’t know it’s possible to say “got” or “gotten”. I’ve got 9 out of 10 but I made a careless mistake, so I am happy in spite of everything. Good week end and best regards. Marie-Claude

Saturday, November 26th 2016

If I had not taken this Quiz, I would have missed the chance of knowing that I’m good at english

Saturday, November 26th 2016

    good job

    Sunday, November 27th 2016

9 out of 10
If I had’t watched your video, I wouldn’t have umderstood the third condition.
Right !

Saturday, November 26th 2016

hi everyone

Sunday, November 27th 2016

Thanks, lesson very interesting !

Sunday, November 27th 2016

Dear sir very Nice and interesting lesson

Sunday, November 27th 2016

Thank you so much.
It’s very useful grammar.

Sunday, November 27th 2016

think you mr benjamin for this lesson I follow you carfully for indersting.
hello for all students

Monday, November 28th 2016

9/10 thank you , the video was helpful .

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

if i hadnt so lazy typing on the keyboard i woundnt got 9 out of 10 in the quiz.

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Thank you so much for your teachings

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

Thank you. It is very easy to understand. If I hadn’t watched this video, I wouldn’t understood this topic.

Tuesday, November 29th 2016

If you hadn’t taught the 3rd conditional detailedy, I couldn’t have gotten the perfect

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

“If I´d had a teacher like Benjamin I would have speaked english since long time ago”

thanks Benjamin, thanks EngVid

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

Very good, Benjamin. Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

If i had studied more hardly, i would have passed the exam.

Wednesday, November 30th 2016

Thank you for great lesson

Thursday, December 1st 2016

great lesson! thank you very much indeed . Already waiting for your next lessons)

Friday, December 2nd 2016

Grammar the 3rd conditional I got a 100%
Thank you Ben

Friday, December 2nd 2016

If I had not taken the test I would not have learned about the 3rd conditional

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

i got 100% soo i am an english’s master now :p :p :p

Sunday, December 4th 2016

thnx for your help i got 90 i just start and i hope i get better one agin thank you so much

Sunday, December 4th 2016

If I hadn’t watched this english class I would have probably taken zero.

Thanks for explanation, teacher!

Wednesday, December 7th 2016

Thank you for a great lesson 😁I got 90% because the “take, took, taken” always confuses 😊 I’m looking forward to seeing the next lesson

Saturday, December 10th 2016

If I hadn’t watched a very good lesson on third conditional with Bejamim, I wouldn’t have gotten 10/10! Thank you teacher!!! :-)

Saturday, December 10th 2016

This movie is helpfull :)
Thank you guy!

Sunday, December 11th 2016

Thank you! I love your classes.

Sunday, December 11th 2016

Why should I use “gotten” instead of just “got”? There is not such a word as “gotten” in British English. The 3rd form of “get” is “got”, isn’t it? Do you consider exactly American English?

Monday, December 12th 2016

I got 10/10. Your lesson is very good, easy… If I hadn’t watched this video, I wouldn’t learned about 3rd conditional.

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

10/10. Thank you^^

Thursday, December 15th 2016

Thanks teacher . It was better if the questions were from different kind of conditionals , it this way we think more about the correct item and learn better !

Sunday, December 18th 2016

Wow I’ve got 10. If i had learned this lesson before. I would have understood this 3rd form very well. Correct me if I’m wrong teacher.

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

Very nice buddy, god bless you

Saturday, December 31st 2016

I got it 10/10. Thanks for this lesson.

Monday, January 2nd 2017

thanks teacher for the explanation

Monday, January 2nd 2017

if I had asked people from Engvid to be my friend on Facebook, I would have gotten a lot of friends from all over the world!
hey guys,do you want to be my friends?

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Woow I had managed to answered all the questions without mistake

Sunday, January 15th 2017

I will study more,promise!

Monday, January 23rd 2017

Sir, I got 10 up to 10 in after first listened
that’s so awesome.

Friday, January 27th 2017

can i chat with u
in English conversation??

Friday, February 3rd 2017

Thank you so much for the the lesson Benjamin. good job.

Sunday, February 12th 2017

If I hadn’t watched this video I wouldn’t have understood this issue so well!
I would have had better results on my English test if I had watched this video.
If you hadn’t explain 3th conditional so clearly I wouldn’t have caught the sense of this grammar.
Thanks a lot!

Sunday, February 19th 2017

Thanks Benjamin for this lesson! This is a very important subject.

And, I beg you, don’t try to kiss the parrot again — next time, you may lose part of your mouth if it catch you with that strong beak :)

Monday, February 20th 2017

Thank you Benjamin. I have got full marks. Please involved more complicated sentences.

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

Very good 100%

Sunday, February 26th 2017

HI, Benjamin, could you please explain the #2.
“If I had been more friendly,” means this person was not polite at the conference? So he didn’t meet any friend there? Is that right?
2. I went to a conference last week. If I had been more friendly, I ___________ met more people.

Monday, March 6th 2017

    Correct answer is:
    would’ve = would have

    Monday, January 1st 2018

If I haven’t watched your videos on YouTube, I couldn’t gotten 8 out of 10.

Hope this sentence is correct

Monday, March 6th 2017

    If you hadn’t watched this video on you tube, you couldn’t have gotten 8 out of 10

    Wednesday, June 24th 2020

Thank you!!!

Friday, March 17th 2017

Thank you so much, teacher. You were really helpful, now I’ve understood all the Conditionals,. I really appreciate it.

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thanks teacher, this lesson is very useful….!!!

Friday, April 21st 2017

I like the way you teaching us….

Monday, May 8th 2017

thanks for everybody

Thursday, May 25th 2017

Great lesson! Thank you, Benjamin :)

Thursday, June 29th 2017

If I had watched all of your videos, I would speak english better.

Friday, June 30th 2017

If i had known the options were easy i would not have attempted this quiz.

btw its cool :)

Saturday, July 8th 2017

Thanks for your precious lesson. It´s de first time that I could watch your videos, and I love them. I need to improve my level for my future job and I hope you could help me.

Friday, July 28th 2017

Thank you very much! I understand your lessons!

Saturday, July 29th 2017

Millions of thanks Benjamin, you’re the best :D (10/10) !!!

Sunday, August 13th 2017

Thank you 😊

Friday, August 18th 2017

thanks, if I had seen this video, I would have gotten a great score in English exam.

best wishes for you and engvid team.

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

*Sir, why ‘been’ has been used in the following sentence, although 3rd conditional structure doesn’t has this format. Please help. Thanks
If Jim had called his wife, she wouldn’t have been __________ about him all night.

Friday, September 1st 2017

thanks “sir” really if had seen this video ,i would have gotten good marks on English test

Friday, September 22nd 2017

Thank you, Benjamin!!! If I had paid more attention, I wouldn’t have scored 90 but 100!!

Saturday, September 23rd 2017

OMG! I do love this language!!!!!

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Thank you Benjamin

Wednesday, October 4th 2017

Thank you Benjamin. Maybe someone has already asked that question : shouldn’t it be “If Mary had had a little lamb…”??

Monday, October 30th 2017

spox :)
thx a lot :)

Monday, December 11th 2017

Dear Benjamin,
I thought he example “If Mary had a little lamb …” at the third conditional must be “If Mary had had a little …” or am i wrong.
I enjoy your method of teaching.


Friday, December 15th 2017

    That is exactly the question I wanted to asked too.
    “Mary had a little lamb” is past simple.
    “Mary had had a little lamb” is past perfect.

    I also checked bellow web site:
    and double “had” is probably correct syntax.

    Maybe in the song is some poet freedom or informal use.

    Monday, January 1st 2018

    I suppose you’re right. It is just a typo …
    take it easy :)
    Thank you Benjamin ♥♥♥

    Wednesday, March 28th 2018

      I have also thought the same thing.

      Friday, July 13th 2018

if ı hadnt meet you .ı would have some trouble about english grammer thamk youuu benjamin !!! . by the way ı am watching you from turkey .

Friday, December 22nd 2017

got 10 woooow

Friday, April 13th 2018

Thanks Benjamin!

Saturday, May 5th 2018

Thank you!

Saturday, May 26th 2018

Thank you, Benjamin.
A question about the first example at the end of your video:
If Mary had a little lamb,…
Shouldn’t be:
If Mary “had had” a little lamb,…?

Sunday, June 3rd 2018

I feel so sad like you! :D

Monday, June 11th 2018

8/10 dun dun DUN

Monday, June 11th 2018

Thanks a lot Benjamin abound this lesson … if I had not watched this lesson I couldn’t leaned more about English language

Tuesday, June 12th 2018

If I hadn’t skipped my English class a long, long time ago, I would have been able to study abroad.
If I hadn’t mixed around with bad boys, I would have studied harder.
I wish I could return to the past using the time machine.
If only I had studied harder, I would have passed the exam.

Friday, July 13th 2018

1. If I hadn’t watched the video, I would not have scored so well in the quiz.

2. I wouldn’t have passed the exam if I hadn’t worked hard.

3. I wouldn’t have made it up to university, if I hadn’t allowed for college.

4. I would not have been so worried about my cousin’s health if he had not overdosed himself with sleeping pills.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

It’s all about conditionals!
Zero conditional:

If it rains, the floor becomes wet.

First conditional:

If it rains, the downtown’s main road will be slippery for a walk.

Second conditional:

If it were rained that night, I could go outside and have a cup of coffee.

Third conditional:

If it had not rained that night, I would have met my uncle at the airport.

Thanks Benjamin for the great videos and helping us learn the structure and construction of conditionals right from Zero to Third level.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

If you work hard, you can pass.
If you work smartly, you will get good grades.
If you were a hard worker, you could top the exam.
If you had worked hard, you would have passed.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018

I don’t know if I’m thinking right but, both second and third conditional are about your regerts , however the second is about your state or how were you , and the third is about actions. For instance :
Second conditional:
If the bus were faster, I wouldn’t be late. ( State then state)
Third conditional:
If the bus had arrived earlier, I wouldn’t have delayed ( action then action ) . If your understanding missed up , just ignore me :)

Wednesday, August 1st 2018

If I had tried this test without watching your video I wouldn’t have scored 10/10 … Thx ;)

Wednesday, December 19th 2018

If I hadn’t found this website, I wouldn’t have made progress! Thank your teacher!

Tuesday, December 25th 2018

If I hadn’t eaten gyro I wouldn’t have food poisoned

Friday, January 11th 2019

If i hadn’t listened to this session carefully, I wouldn’t have gotten 100 marks.
Thank you Sir! Subscribed too.

Monday, January 14th 2019

Benjamin thank you, immensely grateful!

Monday, August 5th 2019

I got it right 9.

Wednesday, October 30th 2019

10/10 yes! good lessons

Monday, November 25th 2019

ıf ı had studıed every day ı could have passed my fınal exam

Thursday, February 13th 2020

If I had listened to my friend. I would have been at home.

Friday, March 27th 2020

“If Marry had a little lamb…” Beg a pardon, but shouldn’t the past perfect form look like: ” If Marry had had a little lamb…”. Because if it shouldn’t, so what is the difference with the Past Indefinite?)

Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Thank you!

Thursday, April 9th 2020

I wouldn’t have been able to work in customer service in Canada if I hadn’t watched engVID back home.

Thanks, Benjamin

Thursday, April 16th 2020

I appreciate for your lesson. It’s so gripping.

Friday, April 24th 2020

Thank you teacher

Thursday, May 21st 2020

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