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Explanation of the Conditional III #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2005 0:54 am   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

Test No. incompl/elem-11 "Conditionals", question 3

If you ......... got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house?

(a) have
(b) had
(c) will have

Test No. incompl/elem-11 "Conditionals", answer 3

If you had got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house?

Correct answer: (b) had

Your answer was: incorrect
If you have got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house?
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why answer is had, not have??
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Conditionals #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 22, 2005 10:50 am   Conditionals
 

Because this is the structure of the conditional III:

IF + condition + result

IF + past perfect + would have + past participle

Had is part of the past perfect construction in the condition clause. If you want to see the conditionals in practice please read this story by Alan Townend:
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Conditional III #3 (permalink) Wed Feb 01, 2006 20:38 pm   Conditional III
 

I am from a lating country and I am learning English, but I think you guys made a mistake the conditional III for this would be:

If you had gotten that job, would you....?

instead of what you say

If you had got that job, would you....?

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Had got/gotten #4 (permalink) Wed Feb 01, 2006 21:31 pm   Had got/gotten
 

Hi Olga Lucia Hopper,

It's not really a question of right or wrong. Both forms of the past participle are used. Gotten is used in North America.

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Had got/gotten #5 (permalink) Fri Feb 03, 2006 16:45 pm   Had got/gotten
 

Hi Alan:

I am confused, based on your answer, It's right if I say (in UK) I had forgot .... ??
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Forgot #6 (permalink) Fri Feb 03, 2006 16:51 pm   Forgot
 

Hi,

That's not what i said. I was talking about get not forget.

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Conditional III #7 (permalink) Sat Feb 04, 2006 7:43 am   Conditional III
 

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However, forgot is indeed also an acceptable past participle, Olga-- chiefly US, as the Oxford says.
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Explanation of the Conditional III #8 (permalink) Sat Oct 25, 2008 13:49 pm   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

If you had got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house? had got is a Past Perfect from the verb: get, right? get changes to got?
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Explanation of the Conditional III #9 (permalink) Sat Oct 25, 2008 14:00 pm   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

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That's right.
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Had got? #10 (permalink) Sun Jan 04, 2009 17:09 pm   Had got?
 

Hi every body!!!

Is this the correct verb: Had got? or had gotten? :?:

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Explanation of the Conditional III #11 (permalink) Mon Jan 05, 2009 4:09 am   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

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Both are fine.
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Had got/gotten #12 (permalink) Sat May 09, 2009 4:35 am   Had got/gotten
 

It's not really a question of right or wrong. Both forms of the past participle are used. Gotten is used in North America.

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If that is so, why don't you use the american form. There are many difficulties in the tests, and we spend time thinking if that's right or wrong
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Explanation of the Conditional III #13 (permalink) Tue Jun 30, 2009 20:10 pm   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

hii ,
I just thought about like a future action when i saw "would you have been" in the second part of the sentence.
thus i wrote like,
"If you will have got that job, would you have been able to move to a new house?"
please correct me why is it wrong?

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Explanation of the Conditional III #14 (permalink) Tue Jun 30, 2009 23:46 pm   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

Alfwm: Either form is correct, and that is something you have just learned, so there is no need for you to think about that any more.

Amal: The tenses of your sentence do not make sense, particularly because we do not normally use 'will' in if-clauses, so; nevertheless, a past action cannot depend on a future action, in life or in grammar.
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Explanation of the Conditional III #15 (permalink) Sat Dec 05, 2009 14:40 pm   Explanation of the Conditional III
 

Hi Mr. Torsten what is the difference b/w HADE/HAVE?
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