24 May 2014 by Diane
The Second Conditional is used to talk about a present or future hypothetical situation.
IF + SUBJECT + VERB (PAST) , SUBJECT + WOULD (COULD / MAY / MIGHT) + BASE VERB
ex. If I won the lottery, I would buy a new car.
I would forgive him if he apologized to me.
Remember: Use “WERE” with I/HE/SHE/IT if the situation is IMPOSSIBLE or VERY UNLIKELY.
ex. If I were able to fly, I would travel all around the world. (This is impossible!)
If I were a millionaire, I would quit my job. (This is very unlikely!)
Here’s a second conditional joke...