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Autor:  Tiago T.
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Data:  18/DEZ/2006 1:58 PM
Assunto:  Third conditional problem
 
Mensagem:  You have two options, depending on what you mean:

Second conditional (unreal present condition):
If I were in Brazil, I wouldn't do that.

In this case, it is theoretically possible to fulfil the condition. In other words, the result could happen if a present situation were different. However, because you are not in Brazil (unreal present condition), the result won't meterialize.

Third conditional (unreal past condition):
If I had been in Brazil, I wouldn't have done that.

In this case, it is impossible to fulfil the condition. In other words, you just speculate what could have happened if a past condition would have been different. You haven't been to Brazil, but you still wonder what would have happened if you had.


Note: The sentence "If I were in Brazil, I wouldn't have done that" is not correct from a grammatical point of view.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Third conditional problem  –  MAURICIO  17/DEZ/2006, 9:12 PM
 Third conditional problem  –  Tiago T.  18/DEZ/2006, 1:58 PM
Third conditional problem  –  Tiago T.  18/DEZ/2006, 5:29 PM
Third conditional problem  –  pat  19/DEZ/2006, 10:39 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  E. Sperto  19/DEZ/2006, 6:17 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  Tiago T.  20/DEZ/2006, 12:17 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  M Rob  20/DEZ/2006, 2:50 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  pat  20/DEZ/2006, 10:23 AM
Third conditional no problem  –  Tiago T.  20/DEZ/2006, 2:57 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  Josi  20/DEZ/2006, 3:59 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  Johannes  20/DEZ/2006, 8:28 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  pat  20/DEZ/2006, 9:49 PM
Third conditional no problem  –  M Rob  20/DEZ/2006, 10:50 PM

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