Level : Intermediate
You wanna talk about your dreams
You wanna talk about your wishes
You wanna describe an unreal situation
You wanna put yourself in others’ shoes
You need to learn : SECOND CONDITIONAL
We have two different parts in second conditional . One is If clause and the other one is the main clause.
The formula goes like this :
If + past simple , Would + verb
Would+ verb if+ past simple
** If the IF CLAUSE comes second, there is no need for a comma
Now let’s see what we are talking about :
I really like to be a rich person. But at the moment , I’m not! But imagine I am rich. What would I do with my money ? This is how we use second conditional to talk about our dreams :
If I were rich, I would build hospitals and I would open a bookstore and I would help poor people.
I’m talking with one of my friends. She wants to tell lies in her resume. I put myself in her shoes :
If I were you, I wouldn’t tell lies in my resume! That is risky!
** NB : We use “were” with different pronouns in second conditional. If you use “was” for I/She/HE , it is not wrong but it is better to use “were” .
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