Unitat 23

Second conditional

Conditionals are sentences with two clauses – an “if” clause and a main clause – that are closely related.

Contingut exercicis

There are three different conditional clauses.

  • 2nd conditional: We use the second conditional to talk about unreal or impossible things.

If I met the President, I would tell him that I don't like what he is doing.

 

When the verb of the if clause is the verb “to be”, the correct form is always “were” because the sentence is in the subjunctive mood.

She would be happier if she were with you.

I would be happier if I were with you.

 

We make the second conditional with:

Second conditional

If clause (past simple)

Main clause (would + infinitive)
If I won the lottery

I would buy a huge house

It's not important what clause goes first. The order of the clauses can be changed.

 

When making questions, the order of some of the words change like they do in ordinary questions:

What would you tell the President if you met him?

Would you accept the job if they offered it to you?

 

Notice that the subject goes between “would” and the main verb.

 

 

Exercici 1

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 2

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.

Exercici 3

Respon a les següents preguntes per avaluar el que has après.