Third conditional for an advice in the past

You will study the third conditional for advice in the past.


Third conditional for an advice in the past

Independence of South Africa

For use by white persons, Fuente: Mulungu95 (2013), Wikimedia Commons

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the underlined words.

You should have studied more for the exam about the Independence of South Africa.

I only know that within the country, anti-British policies among white South Africans focused on Independence. During the Dutch and British colonial years, racial segregation was mostly informal, though some legislation was enacted to control the settlement and movement of native people, including the Native Location Act of 1879 and the system of pass laws.

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Getting started: The Union

Instructions: Read the text. Then do the activity suggested.

Eight years after the end of the Second Boer War and after four years of negotiation, an act of the British Parliament (South Africa Act 1909) granted nominal independence, white creating the Union of South Africa on 31 May 1910. The Union was a dominion that included the former territories of the Cape and Natal colonies, as well as the republics of Orange Free State and Transvaal.

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Orange Free State and Transvaal

Instructions: Choose T (True) or F (False) for the following statements.

Independence was granted after the Second Boer War.

Independence was granted with the South Africa Act 1909.

Black people created the Union of South Africa.

Let’s study the Third conditional for an advice in the past.

Instructions: Read about the third conditional for an advice in the past.

Third conditional for an advice in the past

These sentences usually don’t have an “if” clause, and can often be more direct.

The structure of these sentences is: Subject +should have (positive or negative) +past participle verb+ complement




- You should have studied hard for the English exam.

- They should not have spent so much money in the present.


The Natives’ land

Instructions: Drag and drop the words to make Third Conditional sentences.

shouldn’t have restrictedThe Natives’the ownership of landLand Act of 1913by blacks
the 7% of the countryNativesmore thanshould have controlled
later marginally increasedThe amount of landshouldn’t have beenreserved for indigenous peoples


The South African Party

Instructions: Write the correct form of the verb in parenthesis.

1. From the very beginning the union (be) fully sovereign from the United Kingdom.

2. The powers of the British Government on the country (be) abolished since the 19th century.

3. The South African Party and National Party (merge) to form the United Party to seek reconciliation between Afrikaners and English-speaking "Whites".

4. In 1939 the party (not split) over the entry of the Union into World War II as an ally of the United Kingdom, a move which the National Party followers strongly opposed.

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Beginning of apartheid

Instructions: Correct the mistakes.

1. In 1948, the National Party should have strengthened the racial segregation. .

2. The Nationalist Government shouldn’t classified all peoples into three races. .

3. The white minority shouldn’t have control the vastly larger black majority. .

4. The black majority should enjoyed the highest standard of living in all of Africa. .

5. The end to discrimination have been proclaimed immediatly. .

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