Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Grammar Test: Second Conditional


What is the answer to this question?
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Answer: 
    won (Answer  4)    

Solution: 
What would you do if you won the lottery?  


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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.

Examples

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.

Examples

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.

Example

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.

Examples 

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.

  
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