Inverted Conditionals – Exercises

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Exercises

Decide which option is the correct way to invert the underlined if-clauses.

  1. If your order is delayed, please contact customer services.1st conditional: should + subject + infinitive
  2. If Jim had been available, I would have asked him to do the job.3rd conditional: had + subject + past participle
  3. If we had had more time, we would have stayed there all day.3rd conditional: had + subject + past participle
  4. If you were to choose our premium plan, you would enjoy more benefits.2nd conditional: were + subject + to + infinitive

Rewrite the if-clauses using inversion.

  1. If you need assistance, our guides will be happy to help.
    assistance, our guides will be happy to help.Inversion in 1st conditional: should + subject + infinitive
  2. If it had been warmer, we would have stayed longer.
    warmer, we would have stayed longer.Inversion in 3rd conditional: had + subject + past participle
  3. If they accept your application, you will have an interview.
    your application, you will have an interview.Inversion in 1st conditional: should + subject + infinitive
  4. If she hadn’t acted so mean, I would have helped her.
    so mean, I would have helped her.Inversion in 3rd conditional: had + subject + past participle|We do not use contractions in inverted conditionals
  5. If he apologised tomorrow, I wouldn’t accept it.
    tomorrow, I wouldn’t accept it.Inversion in 2nd conditional: were + subject + to + infinitive|Use inversion for 2nd conditional clauses that talk about unlikely future events.