Second Conditional – Exercises

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Exercises

Complete the second conditional sentences.

  1. If he (have)  more fans, he (play)  at bigger venues.1. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: have-had-had|2. main clause: would + infinitive
  2. The flowers (grow)  if you (water)  them more.1. main clause: would + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past
  3. Jack (move)  out if he (go)  to uni.1. main clause: would + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: go-went-gone
  4. We (get)  a pool table if our house (be)  bigger.1. main clause: would + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past|in second conditional if-clauses we can use was or were in the 3rd person singular with no change in meaning
  5. My life (be)  easier if I (have)  a car.1. main clause: would + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: have-had-had

Complete the second conditional sentences.

  1. If the students (pay)  more attention in class, the teacher (not/be)  so frustrated.1. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: pay-paid-paid|2. negative main clause: wouldn’t + infinitive
  2. If I (not/have)  a serious job, I (dye)  my hair pink.1. negative if-clause: simple past (didn’t + infinitive)|2. main clause: would + infinitive
  3. You (save)  so much money if you (not/eat)  out all the time.1. main clause: would + infinitive|2. negative if-clause: simple past (didn’t + infinitive)
  4. I (not/be)  so stressed if you (help)  me sometimes.1. negative main clause: wouldn’t + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past
  5. If you (ask)  them nicely, they (not/be able to)  say no.1. if-clause: simple past|2. negative main clause: wouldn’t + infinitive

Complete the second conditional questions.

  1. If you (have)  more free time, how (you/spend)  it?1. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: have-had-had|2. question in main clause: would + subject + infinitive
  2. If you (find)  £1000 on the ground, (you/keep)  the money?1. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: find-found-found|2. question in main clause: would + subject + infinitive
  3. (she/help)  you if you (tell)  her about the problem?1. question in main clause: would + subject + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: tell-told-told
  4. (they/work)  well together if she (get)  the job?1. question in main clause: would + subject + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: get-got-got/gotten
  5. (he/notice)  if we (leave) ?1. question in main clause: would + subject + infinitive|2. if-clause: simple past|irregular verb: leave-left-left