Thursday, May 3, 2012

Conditional Sentence type 2

Second Conditional: unreal possibility or dream

The second conditional is like the first conditional. We are still thinking about the future. We are thinking about a particular condition in the future, and the result of this condition. But there is not a real possibility that this condition will happen. For example, you do not have a cinema ticket. Is it possible to watch in the cinema? No! No  ticket, no watch! But maybe you will buy a  ticket in the future. So you can think about watching in the future, like a dream. It's not very real, but it's still possible.

past simpleWOULD + base verb
IfI had the ticketI would watch the movie.
Notice that we are thinking about a future condition. We use the past simple tense to talk about the future condition. We use WOULD + base verb to talk about the future result. The important thing about the second conditional is that there is an unreal possibility that the condition will happen.
Here are some more examples:

past simpleWOULD + base verb
IfI met MaryI would be happy.
IfRam became richhe would buy a new car.
Ifit snowed next Julywould you be surprised?
Ifit snowed next Julywhat would you do?

WOULD + base verb
past simple
I would be happyifI met Mary.
Ram would buy a new carifhe became rich.
Would you be surprisedifit snowed next July?
What would you doifit snowed next July?

Conditional Sentence type 3
Irregular verbs

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