Conditional Sentences Type II
Conditional sentences type II have the following pattern :
| Sub Clause|
( If Clause /Conditional Clause)
| If + Past Simple Tense|
If + Subject + Verb II
or If + Subject + were + adjective/noun/preposition + place
| Past Future|
Subject + would + Verb I
Conditional Sentences type II is used to express imagined situation, not used to express possibility. Although the form is past, the meaning is not past. It is present imagination. Let's see the following examples :
- If I won a million dollars, I would give it all to you. And I will start dreaming of having more dollars again for myself. He he he.
- I wouldn't be frightened if I saw a beautiful ghost.
- If I were a bird, I would fly over The Mount Krakatoa.
- I would not leave her if I were you.
In this exercise you have to choose the correct verb!
- If she offered me the job, I (take, took, would take) it.
- I'm sure she would understand if you ( explain, explained, would explain ) the situation to her.
- If someone ( break, broke, would break ) into my house, I would use this gun.
- If you sold your house, you ( regret, regretted, would regret ) it.
- If I ( am, were, would be) rich, I would buy you a beautiful house.
- If she offered me the job, I would take it.
- I'm sure she would understand if you explained the situation to her.
- If someone broke into my house, I would use this gun.
- If you sold your house, you would regret it.
- If I were rich, I would buy you a beautiful house.