Exercise 2

Choose the correct form for each gap below to make either the first or the second conditional.

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1If your boss ________, you might lose your job. Choose TWO correct options

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b.
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2We _______ the keys if we don't look for them.

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b.
c.

3Shall we go to the beach if the weather ______ OK?

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b.
c.

4If we both saved enough money, we ______ go to Japan. Choose TWO correct options

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b.
c.

5If you ______ the job, you should tell her.

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b.
c.

 

 

First and second conditionals – grammar chart

 
first conditional vs second conditional

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First conditional vs second conditional

 
We use the first conditional and the second conditional to talk about present or future situations.

We use the first conditional to talk about possible situations, things that may easily happen. We use the second conditional to talk about unrealistic situations.

  • If I see Sara, I’ll tell her to call you. (=possible)
  • If I won the lottery, I’d buy a new house.  (=unrealistic)

Sometimes we use either the first or second conditional, and we use one or the other depending on how probable we think the situations are to happen.

  • If I find her, I’ll tell her that I love her. (=I think it’s possible that I find her)
  • If I found her, I’d tell her that I love her. (=I think it’s improbable that I find her)