… I would have passed my exam with better grades! If I had passed my exam with better grades, I could have studied at university and gotten a great job. And if I had been successful at my job, I would have made a fortune and could have been a millionaire by now!
I am sure the above chain of thoughts sound familiar to some of you. We often wonder what could have happened if we had behaved differently. Past regrets we cannot change because in reality we probably didn’t pay much attention at school, we might not have gotten a great job, and it’s rather likely we aren’t millionaires.
Don’t worry, the good news is that this experience will help you now to get to grips with the third conditional!