THE SECOND CONDITIONAL
the second conditional
to talk about
unreal or hypothetical
situations that are unlikely to happen.
The subordinate clause (If-clause) has the verb in the
. The main clause has the verb in the conditional form -
would + infinitive
If I studied harder, I would get better results"
"If it stopped raining, I would go for a walk"
"If we won the lottery, we would buy a new car"
"If you didn't drink so much coffee, you would sleep better."
"If I were you, I'd buy that car"
! Complete the sentences with the correct verb.
In the sentences where both
are possible, use
a) If William
(not/watch) so many horror films, he
(not/be) scared of the dark.
b) If William
(be) braver, he
(not/feel) frightened of thunder and lightning.
c) If William
(not/spend) so much time playing video games, he
(get) better grades at school.
d) If William
(ate) healthier food, he
(not/be) ill so often.
e) If he
(not/be) ill so often, he
(not/miss) so many classes.
f) If his parents
(not/allow) him to drink so much coke, he
(sleep) much better.
g) If William
(sleep) better at night, he
(start) his day with more energy.
h) If he
(start) his day with more energy, he
(do) many more things.
i) If William
(practice) a sport, he
(keep) fit and healthy.
j) If he
(keep) fit and healthy, he
(feel) more confident.
k) If he
(feel) more confident, his self-esteem
l) If his self-esteem
(not/have) so many problems to sleep at night.
2. Choose the best option to finish the sentences:
a) If I had an umbrella,
I would get wet
I wouldn't get wet
b) If Jane earned enough money,
she'd buy a new flat
she couldn't buy a flat
c) If the weather was better,
we would go to the mountain
we wouldn't go to the mountain
d) The teacher would explain the lesson again
if the students understood it
if the students didn't understand it
e) If I were you,
I wouldn't smoke so much
I wouldn't give up the smoking
f) I would go on a diet
if the doctor told me to do so
if I didn't have to
g) If I could choose anywhere in the planet to go on holiday,
I would went to Bahamas
I would go to Bahamas
h) If you found a wallet plenty of money in the street,
you wouldn't do give it back
what would you do?
i) What would you eat
if you could choose anything in the world?
if you would choose anything in the world?
j) If I had more free time,
I would spend it with my family
I spent it with my family
> The Second Conditional
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