Mixed conditionals Смешанные условные предложения
Биболетова 10 класс перевод текста (“Enjoy English”, Unit 3, Section 2, ex. 57, 58, 59, page 104)
Ex. 57 Read and remember.
When we talk about mixed conditionals, we are referring to conditional sentences that combine two different types of conditional patterns. The most common combination is the Type 3 conditional in the if-clause (if + past perfect) followed by the Type 2 conditional (would + infinitive) in the main clause. With this combination we are contrasting an imagined or real event in the past with the present result of that.
If the Maya had predicted weather changes better, their civilisation would probably survive today.
If Guttenberg hadn’t invented printing with movable type, people wouldn’t be able to publish so many books now.