Learn about using the third conditional.

She wouldn't have been sick if she hadn't eaten that (third conditional).

Practice: using the third conditional

The third conditional is often used for regrets. Look at the following story, and change each sentence so it expresses a regret using the third conditional.

Last night I went to a party, and I didn't get to bed until 3am.

If to the party, to bed earlier. (I, go, go)

I went to bed at 3am, so I overslept.

If to bed earlier, . (I, go, oversleep)

I missed the bus because I overslept.

If , the bus. (I oversleep, miss)

I was late for the job interview because I missed the bus.

late for the job interview if the bus. (I, be, miss)

One of the reasons I didn't get the job was that I wasn't on time for the interview.

the job if on time for the interview. (I, might get, be)