I would leave Hong Kong
If I were you, I would leave Hong Kong and look for a new place to live.
Chapter 26 Second Conditional
The pattern of the Second Conditional is as follows:
If + (Simple Past Tense), would + (Base Verb).
1. We use the Second Conditional when we talk about the situation is impossible or it is unlikely to happen.
1. If I had one million dollars, I would buy a Ferrari.
2. If we knew how to solve the problem, we would help you.
3. If you quitted smoking, you would feel better.
2. We can use ‘If I were you’ in the Second Conditional to give advice.
1. If I were you, I would leave Hong Kong and look for a new place to live.
2. If I were you, I would go back to school and study.
3. We can also use ‘should’, ’could’ or ‘might’ instead of ‘would’ in the Second Conditional.
1a. If I had more money, I could buy a vacation home in Japan.
1b. If I had more money, I might buy a vacation home in Japan.
4. We use ‘were’ to replace ‘was’ in the Second Conditional.
1. If I were in China, I would visit the Great Wall.
2. If I were the President, I would help the poor.
3. If he were taller, he would be a good football player.