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Second Conditional

We use the second conditional (also sometimes called the "present unreal conditional") to talk about a situation that is not real or is unlikely to happen and what might happen as a result.

For example, I might say, "If I had a million dollars, I would go on a trip around the world." I don't have a million dollars. That situation is unreal. But if I did have a million dollars, an around-the-world trip might happen.

The second conditional is formed with two clauses. The first clause consists of if + subject + past tense verb, as in "If I loved her...." The second clause is formed with "subject + would + verb, as in "...I would marry her." All together, the sentence looks like this: "If I loved her, I would marry her."

Note that you can also use should, could, or might instead of would with the second conditional.

Second Conditional Grammar Quiz

  1. If she you, she would let you know.

  2. If I one million dollars, I would buy a big house.

  3. If my friend Ana saw Leonardo DiCaprio, she for an autograph.

  4. If my parents a present, I would be very happy.

  5. If John know so many good jokes, he would not be such a good comedian.

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Second Conditional Lessons:

Gambling

Triplets

Autographs

Our Song

Costume Parties

Source Code

Celebrity Sightings

Sweets

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crssyan

crssyan

Haiti

IF I  WERE BIG I WOULD BE VERY VERY VERY CALM

12:48 PM Feb 28 2009 |

dados

Algeria

If all the  seas, were one sea ,what a great  sea that would be!

If all the trees, were one tree ,what a great tree that would be!

If all the axes, were one axe ,what a great axe that would be!

If all the men, were one man ,what a great man that would be!

 

 

08:35 PM Feb 27 2009 |

dados

Algeria

If i were you , i would hung up.
If all things went right , it would be better.

08:14 PM Feb 27 2009 |

hazel26

hazel26

Philippines

If I chose him, I would still have him in my life.

If I studied hard, I would have better life.

If I had a lot of money, less fortunate people would have positive outlook in life.

02:33 PM Feb 13 2009 |