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Today We Will Learn about Conditional Sentence Type 2

Conditional Sentence Type 2

Often called the “unreal” conditional because it is used for unreal impossible or improbable situations. This conditional provides an imaginary result for a given situation. It is very unlikely that the condition will be fulfilled.

Form :

if + Simple Past, + would + base verb

Were / Was

In conditional type 2, we usually use in the if clause “were” instead of “was” even if the pronoun is I, he, she or it. “were” here is a subjunctive form.

NOTE : “was” is also a possible form.

Example:

If I were a millionaire, I would buy a castle.

Use :

Conditional Sentences Type 2 refer to an action in the present that could happen if the present situation were different. I don’t really expect the situation to change because it is very unlikely.

Example:

If I had a lot of money, I would travel around the world.

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