Second Conditional in Action

The second conditional (Type 2 conditional) is everywhere!

It is used to show the likely result of some hypothetical (or unlikely) condition. The condition always comes after “if“.

Here is the structure: 

If+simple past…, (then) …would + base verb


If pigs flew, then I would be very surprised.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

(For more about this grammar, take a look here.)

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