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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

He's Just Not That Into You

Triplets

Autographs

Our Song

Costume Parties

The Next Three Days

Source Code

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dilenny

dilenny

Dominican Republic

If i had a boyfriend i were so happy

11:19 PM Nov 20 2018 |

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a3211

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

If i understood your point , it would not mean i am a girl .

02:19 PM Aug 30 2018 |

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dilenny

dilenny

Dominican Republic

If i were a boy, i think i could understend…... 


Beyonce’s song..

10:58 PM Jul 15 2018 |

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kristinesbove

United States

Very informative part of grammar is discussed here. English is a widely used language and we are using this for all writing purpose. I f we are not good in grammar it will shows in our all write up and paper preparation like project report, assignment paper, resume [http://cvwritingservicereviews.com] etc.

07:35 AM Jul 27 2016 |

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MaryMary87

Mexico

Excellent information, by the way, I understand that you can use “were” instead “if”.It is the same with “unless”? If your answer is yes. Could you give me an example?. 


Thanks

11:59 PM Jan 08 2016 |

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muckta

United States

If I were younger than now, I would make a better life with my experience.

08:51 AM Dec 28 2015 |

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angelog1299

Venezuela

If i were president, i would help poor people. (Teacher duque)


Angelo garzon 4to “A”

02:51 PM Jun 19 2015 |

yurichesp

Venezuela

If I were a teacher, I would send the homework by internet, too.   (teacher duque)


Yuri Chacon 4to “A” 

04:11 PM Jun 16 2015 |

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isrador

Venezuela

If I were Professional football player, I would help to poor people


Salvador Silva 4to “A” “Musiclover” (teacher Duque) 

02:28 AM Jun 16 2015 |

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ManuelSilverio

Venezuela

If i had the opportunity to move out , i would move out to Zurich, Switzerland. 


4to “A” – “Musiclover” (Chirino´s English Professor)

02:20 AM Jun 16 2015 |

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