There are three types of conditional clauses in Italian. They are used to express certain hypotheses, possible hypotheses, or impossible hypotheses. The third type, the one of impossible hypotheses, is the most advanced one.

Two Main Takeaways

  • This type of conditional clause can be formed by using the past perfect subjunctive in the “if” clause and the present conditional in the main clause.
  • This type of conditional clause can also be formed by using the past perfect subjunctive in the “if” clause and the past conditional in the main clause. In this case, in the main clause we’re talking about a consequence in the past.

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Links Mentioned and Other Resources

  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #95: The Gerund in Italian.
  • CLICK HERE to listen to episode #68: Ten Expressions with the Verb Dare.
  • CLICK HERE to get the Irregular Past Participles Learning Map, a guide summarizing the most common irregular past participles in Italian.

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